Why do we celebrate Columbus Day?
Is it necessary to celebrate because some Italian guy “discovered” the America’s
- Joseph BLv 510 months agoFavorite Answer
To pacify the Italians. Other than that, there is no reason, because, unless we count Puerto Rico, Columbus never set foot on what is now the United States.
- rustbucketLv 710 months ago
It is little known that Columbus was part descendant of African blood and it was the reason the Royalty of Italians at that time refused to back his shortcut to India. The Spanish saw nothing to lose and backed Columbus for his journey across the sea. Certainly, after finding an island with natives and returning from the new world he found little fame than he does today.
- 10 months ago
hell if i know lmao
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- NathanLv 610 months ago
Amerigo Vespucci is just as much a hero as Christopher Columbus.
- Const. KingLv 710 months ago
To give all the state & federal workers another day off.
- RichardLv 710 months ago
It gives schoolteachers and government workers a day off.
Also, many Italian Americans consider Columbus to be a great guy.
- Greg ToolsonLv 710 months ago
Uniting the two halves of the globe is a fairly significant achievement.
- kathy_is_a_nurseLv 710 months ago
Why not? Discovering the America's marked the beginning of a great nation.
- hamel5Lv 710 months ago
I wish that people would stop messing with Columbus Day. It's a great holiday in the middle of a October - the last of the good weather here. Maybe rename it if that makes people feel better.