Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 10 months ago

Why do we celebrate Columbus Day?

Is it necessary to celebrate because some Italian guy “discovered” the America’s

52 Answers

  • 10 months ago
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    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.

  • 10 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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  • Nathan
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    Amerigo Vespucci is just as much a hero as Christopher Columbus.

  • 10 months ago

    To give all the state & federal workers another day off.

  • 10 months ago

    It gives schoolteachers and government workers a day off.

    Also, many Italian Americans consider Columbus to be a great guy.

  • 10 months ago

    Uniting the two halves of the globe is a fairly significant achievement.

  • 10 months ago

    Why not? Discovering the America's marked the beginning of a great nation.

  • hamel5
    Lv 7
    10 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.

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