Columbus Day is a legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.
Columbus Day is a legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.
It is on the second Monday in October, which in 2015 is Monday the 12th of October.
If you mean "North Americans", a reason might be that he never discovered, let alone set foot in North America. North America by rights should celebrate "Leif Ericson Day" because Leif discovered and settled in North America some 600 years before Columbus - who only discovered the Caribean Islands and never ventured further to America's mainland. Columbus by the way remained to his dying day firmly convinced that he had discovered a part of the… Read More
Because Columbus discovered America
Columbus discovered America and claimed it on behalf of Spain.
Apparently when Christopher Columbus set sail for India in 1492, he turned the wrong way and landed in modern-day North America. When he met the Native Americans residing there, he called them Indians and did not expect such tribal ways of living when everyone else told him that the actual Indians were siting in gold and riches (which is why other countries were out to get India, which was later colonized for the next 450… Read More
Columbus Day does celebrate racist concepts of discovery, conquest and occupation. They did begin the transatlantic slave trade with captured Indians from Caribbean.
The first Columbus Day celebration was held in 1792. New York City celebrated the 300th anniversary of Columbus landing in the New World. In 1892, President Harrison called on the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event. Since then we have been pooping in style.
Its largely a matter of opinion, but we all learned about the exploits of Columbus in history, he is a central figure of all American history, both North and South. So, yes for that reason alone. Is there another man who is the subject of so many monuments in the Europe and the Americas? We have come to see Columbus as a person of mixed character: heroic in taking the large risks of heading out… Read More
columbus day was never invented, it was however founded in what day i don't know
Columbus day is significant because it was the day that clolumbus sailed and discovered land and named it the America
we eat most of the same food as in other Western countries, but we eat the Norwegian tradisjonel such as food. fårikål (get in cabbage) and lapsgaus are some eksempl.
citizenship day was constitution day
About 190,000 out of a population of about 5 million in England. 60,000 out of a population of 1 million in Scotland. 600,000 out of 1.5 million in Ireland!
Columbus Day is celebrated in the United states in October. In 2014, Columbus Day will be on Monday, October 13th.
The Pledge of Alliegence
Citizenship Day. didnt you no that lol
Thomas Edison holds a record of over 1000 invention patents. His list of innovative inventions include: light bulb, phonograph, movie camera, carbon microphone, and mimeograph.
October - specifically the 12th.
what is christopher columbus date of birth
Columbus was a rather incompetent explorer, a slave trader, forced most of the people he met to bring him gold and pearls even when they had none, etc. When he did encounter South America he was too sick to go ashore himself and based on the reports from his crew that he sent ashore, he decided he must have found the Garden of Eden. He landed in what is now Panama near the entrance of… Read More
There are a number of holidays in the US calendar that are recognized but not celebrated nationwide. In a country the size of America, events that are important in one area may not be seen in quite the same way as in others. It is also worth mentioning that Thanksgiving is a celebration of one of the early milestones in the birth of the country. July 4th is another important milestone in history. Perhaps Columbus… Read More
Traditions are those processes that are given to new generations by old generations.It (tradition)exists for a long time,while customs are very short processes that are made & finished.
by killing them
I cannot locate any real business law that states a bank cannot be closed for a certain number of days.
Columbus's relationship with the Native Americans started out fine, but then as time went on it turned band and he started to wage war with them and he soon enslaved them.
Columbus day was an official state holiday in Colorado since 1906 and an official federal holiday in 1937, but have been celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century.
Columbus day is celebrated to honor Columbus' voyages to the New World. His "discovery" of the New World literally changed history forever.
Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, 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, as Día de la Raza (Day of the Race) in many countries in Latin America, as Día de las Culturas (Day of the… Read More
The New York Stock Exchange will remain open for Columbus Day. The NYSE will close or did close for nine days in 2014 (New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day). The NYSE closes early on Independence Day Eve, the friday following Thanksgiving Day and on Christmas Eve Day.
Because they feel like they would be celebrating the death of their people, encouraging them for taking their land, and celebrating the slavery to the white man.
it is the day christopher Columbus founded America when he thought he was in India so when he saw people on the land he called then INDIAn's and claimed the land
Yes, the Richard J Daley Center is open on Columbus Day. The center is open every day of the year.
Christopher Columbus had an extremely low view of the natives of the islands he voyaged to. He was documented holding the first friendly tribe he met hostage demanding to know where they got their gold. With the same tribe he made remarks on how they would make good slaves due to their good nature. He held very strong interest in converting them to Christianity offhandedly declaring that they had no religion without examining their culture… Read More
I celebrate it because European culture might have never flourished here without ol' Chris.
because it is the day when christopher coumbus sailed from spain and discoverd the Americans
Columbus Day is celebrated in October (on the second Monday of the month).
September 17th,1787 was the day the Constitution emerged from the Philadelphia convention. You can read all about the Constitution and it's concept in "The Federalist Papers".
Christopher Columbus discovered the coast of South America. He also discovered the West Indies and Central America. He discovered the Bahamas, Cuba, and Haiti.
San Jacinto Day is a Texas holiday.
The 4th of July
If you are supposed to be in school, you should be there. On the lighter side, here are some suggestions, though it is extremely possible that they will not work and you will have to go to school anyway: Get a glass of milk and mix it with orange squash, it will make you puke big time, If that doesn't help, get a red felt tip pen and draw spots on yourself and say you… Read More
Second Monday in October In 1971 Congress declared Columbus Day a federal public holiday on the second Monday in October. September 8 is the best day ever in the world
it was 1st celebrated in 1492
the 2nd monday in october
Everyone in Canada, Mexico, and the United States celebrates Columbus Day.
it truly depends on where you stand on the topic, and what your morals are. i personally think its wrong because he didn't even step foot on US soil, and that the Native Americans were here way before he got here, and he killed and tortured most of them. Also, he wasn't the one to discover the world was round, a man in Egypt did in the second century, so both of the reasons to… Read More
Columbus Day is annually on the second Monday of October.
Christopher Columbus invaded our land, enslaved our people, the Taino Indian (puerto ricans),Haitians &more, raped & sold our woman, tortured our people to the point of mass suicide, he drove our woman to be so ashamed they gave themselves abortions so their children wouldn't have to endure such cruelty. He slaughtered millions of our people & yet we were taught to give him thanks and to celebrate him? What a shame.
I do not believe that there would be Columbus Day because other than the discovery and settlement of "the new world" Columbus was not very extraordinary (from my research). He was born into a poor family and never received formal education. Also, his knowledge of geography, navigation, exploration, and settlement was learned by listening to old sailors in the Port of Genoa and in Maderia (where his wife inherited land).
yes it is
you tell me
New York City, held in 1792
One of them is obviously the electric light bulb. You should know that!
4th of July
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Columbus Day was first celebrated in Colorado in 1906. Columbus Day is celebrated on October 12th each year. It celebrates Christopher Columbus arrival in the Americas.
Tradition mean custom. No different except that the spelling.
Given the large number of customs and traditions in so many cultures around the world, and given how many trivial and contrived occasions people in the USA government have come up with, it is now possible to celebrate SOMETHING every day of the year! That's right, there are thousands of "special days" and there are only 365 days a year to celebrate them. That means that each day is used to celebrate MORE than one… Read More
He didn't want his crew to turn the voyage around
Constitution Day in the US is September 17.
In India, it the last Thursday of the month.
No, the stock and bond markets are closed for Presidents Day.
Because it's celebrating the finding of North America and Mexico is in North America
Not until 1937; some historians have said that President Roosevelt finally gave it the federal designation as one way to win the Italian vote-- it has long been a popular celebration among Italian-Americans, and some individual states (Colorado for one) had already made it a state holiday.
On Monday the 11th
Well,pesonally I think that most noweigian food i fish.
Foolish people who believe that history of 1492 needs to be rewritten should have more important current events to be concerned about. Those opposing Columbus day believe he ushered in the evils of Europe to the New World. Based on their ideology, the state of Ohio may be asked to change the name of their capital city.
We didn't discover America. The Indians were already here. It can't be his day for discovering something that already existed. It was going to be changed to Native American Day but instead was changed to Indigenous Day. North American Bancard Toll Free 1-800-856-0399 ext 301 Fax 818-824-6296 Email ContactUs@MerchantVIP.com Web www.MerchantVIP.com
Colon dia (the capitol o in colOn has a line above it) It's actually Día de Colón
October 13th is the day it is being celebrated in 2008.
According to the Nasdaq website, the stock market will be open on Columbus day. See the Related Link below for their calendar. Yes
October 12th te date of columbus is oct.8
It sank in 1492 in December.
I have researched on the Web and found one suggestion put forth by a Native American Action group, "Indigenous Peoples Day" It is very apparent that Native Americans are extremely offended by the celebration of a man they consider to have not discovered, but merely encountered the lands of The Native Americans. They see that his encounter resulted in the spread of disease, the theft of Indian lands, and the Europeanization of a native land… Read More
which state celebrate Columbus day? do we have work on this said day?
There are a couple: Columbus Day in the United Sates: Dia de la Raza in most of Latin America: Discovery Day, Dia de las Culturas, Dia de la Hispanidad, National Day, and Dia de la Resistencia Indigena are all used as well. Also American names: Discoverer's day and Pioneer's day
Stock Exchanges never sleep
Colorado was the first state to celebrate Columbus Day. They celebrated it in 1906.
not there yet!
In the time it took you to type this questions, you could have called your bank and found out directly from them. Okay.....What's their phone number? In the time it took you to type this answer you could have just said YES or NO the the QUESTION! Okay........Whats your problem?
NOT HERE THEY DONT.