Chicago, 18 October 2021 (TDI): On Friday, Pakistan Consulate General in Chicago announced the participation of a Pakistani contingent in the traditional ‘Columbus Day Parade.’ The delegation marched through Downtown Chicago, accompanying member states of the Chicago Consular Corps and several other organizations.
As part of the traditional Columbus Day Parade, Pakistan’s Consul General in Chicago, Tariq Karim, also joined the country’s delegation for the Parade. The participants were dressed in national attire, besides waving Pakistan’s flag throughout the march.
A Pakistani contingent, holding Pakistan 🇵🇰 & dressed in national attire, marched through downtown #Chicago, alongside member countries of the Chicago Consular Corps and other organizations, as part of traditional Columbus Day Parade.@ForeignOfficePk @FMPublicDiploPK @PakinUSA pic.twitter.com/deWGshihd2
— Pakistan Consulate General Chicago (@PakinChicago) October 14, 2021
‘Columbus Day Parade’ is a rich tradition celebrated in many parts of the American continent, particularly by Italian-Americans. It dates back to the landing of Christopher Columbus in America on 12 October 1492. Since Christopher was born in Genoa, the Italians living in America annually participate in the celebrations as a part of their cultural heritage. This year, Columbus Day was celebrated in the United States on October 11.