Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Columbus Day!


Trying to find a way to get more Italian heritage into your day? Or perhaps you’re wondering why you don’t have today off? It’s okay, neither do I.

But Happy Columbus Day nonetheless! I attended the San Francisco Italian Heritage parade yesterday and it’s the oldest such continuous parade of its kind in the nation. Granted it’s more about celebrating Italians in America rather than Columbus, who has a not so sparkling reputation. But whether you call it Indigenous People’s Day or just another Monday, it’s a bit of a mind-boggler to think how much the world changed on that fateful day 500 years ago.

So how do you plan to mark the day? With a book perhaps written by an Italian? Or maybe you’ve got some other secrets that help you get through the first day of the workweek?