(October 11) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Columbus Day

Columbus Day (US)

In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

Celebrating Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas (the New World).

In 1492 Columbus left Spain with three ships – the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria – looking to find an alternative route to India. After sighting land, his fleet eventually landed on what is now know as the Bahamas.

Observed as a national holiday in the US and by Italian-Americans as a celebration of their culture and heritage.

The discovery of the Americas is also celebrated in different countries. Known as Di­a de la Raza (Day of the Race) in many Latin American countries, as Di­a de las Culturas (Day of the Cultures) in Costa Rica, Discovery Day in the Bahamas, Di­a de la Hispanidad in Spain, and Dia de la Resistencia Indi­gena (Day of Indigenous Resistance) in Venezuela.*

*source: wikipedia – Columbus Day

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