Columbus or Indigenous Peoples’ Day Today
Holiday today. Not one of the biggies, but a Holiday none the less.
When I grew up, this was Thanksgiving. I grew up in Canada. And although the holiday in Canada is not the huge deal it is in America, with Friday off, and what used to be the kick-off to the Christmas season, it still is a time to pause and reflect on what we have to be thankful for, and to celebrate the fall harvest.
It’s Columbus Day. In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He wasn’t looking for anything but a shorter trip to the Far East. Boom, he landed in The Americas. But it’s not the celebration the holiday used to be. Actually now there are many cities and states that don’t celebrate Columbus Day today, but they celebrate National Indigenous Peoples' Day, instead.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates Native American people, their histories and culture.
I’m all for it. Or at least since many actually celebrate Italian Americans on Columbus Day although he Columbus was from Spain, let’s celebrate both and all.
All of our holidays can be major holidays to all. So why don’t we celebrate those who don’t get the attention they certainly deserve.
Happy Columbus Day no matter how you observe it. Probably another day at work, not giving it much thought, but do your thing whatever it is.