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Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, specifically the Bahamas, which occurred on October 12, 1492 in the Julian calendar and October 21, 1492 in the modern Gregorian calendar, as an official holiday. The day is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States. These holidays have been celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century, and officially in various countries since the early 20th century.
But is there a modern day common sense reason?
Why don't we just call it October Day Weekend ... nice and generic?
it's nice to have a long weekend before winter comes along.
great for youth soccer tournaments ... it's kind of a tradition for that.
great for festivals and overall fun ... so perhaps we keep it.
New reason to celebrate it and give it another name ... that's the thread challenge.
Besides ... columbus did not discover us ... did he
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I always wondered why there was such an uproar over MLK holiday, when you had Columbus Day. Logically, a swap could have been made, but you know people would have been up in arms. I still don't get it.