After a weekend of relaxation, it’s time to get back to work. This Monday we are celebrating Columbus Day! Ready for a quick history lesson?
Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that celebrates Christopher Columbus landing in the Americas in 1492.
Who was Christopher Columbus? He was an Italian-born explorer. He was born in Genoa between August and October 1451, and father was known as weaver and small-time merchant.
Christopher loved to sail, and traveled plenty.
“Columbus intended to chart a western sea route to China, India and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia. Instead, on October 12, 1492, he landed in the Bahamas, becoming the first European to explore the Americas since the Vikings established colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland during the 10th century.” (History.com).
It wasn’t until the third journey that Columbus found put he hadn’t reached Asia, instead he went to a continent previously unknown to Europeans.
Columbus day stirs up controversy as he has been called a hero by some, but to others, he is seen as the man who forced the native peoples to abandon their home, and even be forced into slavery.
According to the article by History, “In many Latin American nations, the anniversary of Columbus’ landing has traditionally been observed as the Dìa de la Raza (“Day of the Race”), a celebration of Hispanic culture’s diverse roots. In 2002, Venezuela renamed the holiday Dìa de la Resistencia Indìgena (“Day of Indigenous Resistance”) to recognize native peoples and their experience” (History.com).
Do you celebrate Columbus Day? What significance does it have to you? It is always great to know the historical background of holidays as it shows the progression of humans through out the years.
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