Named after the guy who discovered America — where discovered America equals Christopher Columbus may or may not have been on a boat which mistakenly bumped up against the Bahamas where they killed everything that moved — Columbus Day takes place on October 21st in the Gregorian calendar and October 12 in the Julien calendar, which is why it makes all kinds of sense it’s being celebrated on October 11th on Bossy’s calendar.
Any questions so far?
A federal holiday since 1934, certain groups have historically attached to Columbus Day with more zeal than others — such as the Catholic community since Columbus was Catholic, and such as Italian-Americans since Columbus was Italian, and such as Latin American countries since they’ll celebrate anything.
Columbus Day is observed by banks, the bond market, the post office, federal agencies, state governments, businesses, and all school districts unless you are talking about Bossy’s school district in which case they are all Columbus who?
Surrounded by controversy, there remains a lot of opposition to Columbus Day because of two main issues, namely:
- The things Columbus did.