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At East Boston Columbus Day Parade, Opinions Vary On The Holiday's Meaning03:38


There's a growing movement to end Columbus Day, but the East Boston parade in honor of the holiday is still going strong.

Reporter Simon Rios visits the parade to talk to attendees about the controversy surrounding the holiday, as well as its traditions and diversification. Rios hears varying opinions on changing the holiday's name, or celebrating the counter-holiday Indigenous People's Day.

This segment aired on October 8, 2018.

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Simón Ríos is an award-winning bilingual reporter in WBUR's newsroom.


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