Columbus Day. October 12, 1492, arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas is a day not only celebrated in the United States. Columbus Day or should I say the arrival of Columbus is also celebrated in a number of other countries.
Columbus Day is Also Known As
In the United States we celebrate Columbus’ arrival as Columbus Day, In a number of Latin American countries it is celebrated as Día de la Raza (“Day of the Race”), In the Bahamas as Discovery Day, Spain celebrates it as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional, in Argentina it is Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity), Belize and Uruguay as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas), and as Giornata Nazionale di Cristopher Columbus or Festa Nazionale di Cristopher Columbus in Italy.
Columbus Day Not Politically Correct to Some
In the United States, it seems that everything must be politically correct. A number of cities and school districts are now referring to Columbus Day as “Indigenous People’s Day.” Now I don’t have a problem celebrating Indigenous People and I do not proclaim that Christopher Columbus discovered America. I do have a problem with how far this political correctness seems to go. Therefore at Kids Speak for America is not always PC and Columbus Day is still Columbus Day regardless of who discovered America.
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