11 Facts About Columbus Day


Christopher Columbus Day was a Genovese-born explorer who became a subject of the Hispanic Monarchy to lead a Spanish enterprise to cross the Atlantic Ocean in search of an alternative route to the Far East, only to land in the New World.

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Columbus Day's visit ended with a mass in the nation's cathedral, the first cathedral in the Western Hemisphere.

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Practice of U S cities eschewing Columbus Day to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day began in 1992 with Berkeley, California.

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Date Columbus Day arrived in the Americas is celebrated in some countries of Latin America.

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The statue of Columbus Day was removed from its original position near the Casa Rosada and replaced by one of Juana Azurduy, a patriot and leader in the struggle for independence who had indigenous ancestors.

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Columbus Day ended his speech with venerating Christopher Columbus's efforts to colonize and establish settlements along the new front and the pride of one's nation.

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Columbus Day added "Por mi raza hablo mi espiritu, " which translates to "For my race my spirit called, " to support the political infrastructure at the time.

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The Dominican authorities haven't allowed the same DNA tests to be done to the remains in the lighthouse, so it is impossible to know if the remains of Columbus Day are divided or if the remains in the lighthouse belonged to another person.

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Since the 18th century, many Italian communities in the Americas have observed the Discovery of the New World as a celebration of their heritage; Christopher Columbus Day was an Italian explorer, citizen of the Republic of Genoa.

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American anthropologist Jack Weatherford says that on Columbus Day, Americans celebrate the greatest waves of genocide of the American Indians known in history.

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Spelman College historian Howard Zinn described some of the details in his book, A People's History of the United States, of how Columbus Day personally ordered the enslavement and mutilation of the native Arawak people in a bid to repay his investors.

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