American Holidays and Celebrations #15: Columbus Day
Like people from all over the world, Americans celebrate a variety of holidays and celebrations. Watch each video and read along each article to learn about American Holidays and Celebrations.
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Hello ‘hind from Iraq.
Celebration : Columbus Day (second Monday in October).
In the 15th European merchants are looking for new and shorter trade route to the east where they could get spices gems , gold and other exotic goods.The main route was overland, but it was long and dangerous.
Christopher Columbus was Italian seaman , living in Portugal.
Eventually Columbus convinced Queen Isabella of Spain , she and king Ferdinand to all his request , he would find a shorter route also he needed were ships and money, in recent decades Columbus Day has generated much controversy . Native American groups and others began to speak out again the claim that Columbus had discovered American . The felt that in the spirits of reconciliation the day should celebrate Native American .As a result in schools across the country , Columbus Day curricula began to include information of native Americans.