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History of Columbus Day

Christopher Columbus is all over America. There are statues in his honor. Streets and cities are named after him. He’s got his own national holiday– complete with parades. For centuries, Columbus has been celebrated as the “brave explorer” who “discovered” the “New World.” We celebrate Columbus Day The anniversary of that day in 1492, when Columbus first sighted the land of the New World, America But Columbus never even set foot on North American soil. His four voyages brought him to the modern-day Caribbean islands, Central, and South America…but never to the country where more than 50 cities, towns, and counties bear his name. We rarely hear about the other explorers, who actually landed in the US just a couple decades after Columbus. So how did a man who never even set foot in North America end up with a national holiday and a permanent place in American mythology?

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Columbus Day 2020 Usa

Why America Celebrate Columbus Day ?

Columbus and his arrival in the Americas are mostly introduced to kids through books, songs or cartoons like this one.” I will discover a shortcut to India and bring back some of the great wealth I find there . And I can do it, for I know the world is round. “One of the many problems with cartoons like this one is that it taught a lot of wrong information. Children were told that Columbus defied conventional wisdom and proved the world was round. But at the time people already knew the earth was round. Columbus actually claimed the world was smaller than predicted, and he was wrong.

Why Children Celebrate Columbus Day ?

Children were also told that Columbus’ voyages to the inhabited islands in the Americas were peaceful… “The people Columbus called Indians were very friendly, and they gave Columbus and his men many gifts. ” But they don’t mention that Columbus and his men were responsible for mass deaths of native people. A friar who lived on the islands Columbus reached and experienced the brutality of the conquest, wrote about it: He wrote: “They forced their way into settlements, slaughtering small children, old men and pregnant women.” These details have been kept out of most textbooks from the beginning, allowing Columbus to become an American icon.

Celebration War Of Independence

 The idealized version of Columbus is as old as the United States. It all began during the War of Independence, when the US fought the British. The new nation needed a rebellious, non-British symbol. And they found one in Columbus. Once the US won independence, streets and cities were named after him. Columbus’ iconic status was further cemented in 1828, when Washington Irving published a biography glorifying him. He described him as Brave, heroic and a genius. But he neglected to mention his brutal treatment of indigenous people. But Columbus’ real big break came in the late 1800s– when the country he’d never visited started experiencing some massive changes.

Italian immigrants were arriving in the United States in big numbers. And they faced harsh discrimination. They were treated as perpetual foreigners and restricted to manual labor. Their Catholic beliefs opened the door for even more discrimination. So they embraced Columbus. After all, he was Italian and Catholic and already admired. So he quickly became an icon for Italian immigrants who argued that they, too belonged in America.

Anniversary Of Columbus

On the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ arrival, in 1892, “Columbus Day” was first brought in to the school system. Schools held celebrations and students pledged allegiance to the flag for the first time, associating Columbus with patriotism in classrooms across America. A year later, Columbus became the theme of the World Expo in Chicago, branding him America’s hero around the world. As Columbus and his legend became further embedded in American culture, so did the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic social club founded by Italian immigrants.

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Happy Columbus Day With Usa Flag

Columbus Day a federal holiday

 1937, the Knights of Columbus had gained enough influence to convince president Roosevelt to proclaim Columbus Day a federal holiday. But not everyone wanted to celebrate Columbus. While the myth of Columbus had been developing throughout history, Native Americans in the US had been dealing with destruction and discrimination for centuries at the hands of all the European settlers that followed Columbus. But in the 60s things started changing in America. As the civil rights movement demanded change, Native rights became a part of the conversation We’ve asked the federal government for hundreds of years to do things for our people or with our people.

The government has only compromised, only given us token issues to deal with We are here today as living factors of the problems that are still existing Historians started reexamining Columbus and his story, correcting the myth and including the missing historical facts. As revelations about Columbus have become mainstream, some people have rejected holiday’s well as the man and the legacy behind it. Today cities around the US are opting out of celebrating Columbus Day.

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

In some cities they are choosing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead. At the same time more than half of Americans think celebrating Columbus Day is a good idea, according to a poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus. Most countries are formed with the help of myths and heroes to forge a sense of unity and belonging. Its human nature. But as the myth of Columbus is confronted with brutal historical facts, the US will have to decide which myths are worth keeping and which ones to discard.

Happy Columbus Day Quotes and Sayings 2020

“Be a Columbus smell the fragrance of the new lands and discover them.”

Every ship that comes to America got its chart from Columbus.

“In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner’s heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished.” — Charles Kendall Adams

“He stands in history as the completer of the globe.” — John Sterling

“Every ship that comes to America got its chart from Columbus.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” — André Gide

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.

“If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.” — Arthur Goldberg

“I also hate those holidays that fall on a Monday where you don’t get mail, those fake holidays like Columbus Day. What did Christopher Columbus do, discover America? If he hadn’t, somebody else would have and we’d still be here. Big deal.” — John Waters

“Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.” — Oscar Wilde

“America’s one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.” — Bobcat Goldthwait

“What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.”

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

Best Quotes on Columbus Day 2020

“Columbus only discovered that he was in some new place. He didn’t discover America.” — Louise Erdrich

“As soon as I arrived in the Indies, in the first island which I found, I took some of the natives by force, in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts. And so it was that they soon understood us, and we them, either by speech or by signs, and they have been very serviceable.”

I went to sea from the tenderest age and have continued in a sea life to this day. Wherever anyone has sailed, there I have sailed.

Columbus Day, let’s go exploring

Happy Columbus Day from my shore to yours!

Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character. Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.

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