Oct 9, 2009

Columbus Day

Don't forget Columbus Day, or Día de la Raza (Day of the Race) as they call it in many countries in Latin America, is observed on Oct 12.

OK - Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria - The Pinta and Nina were nicknames and their real names were Santa Barbara and Santa Clara. The other one was nicknamed La Gallega. If Chris really looked like that, can you imagine what Queen Isabella looked like?

Left is the emblem of the Knights of Columbus. You probably didn't know it, but this organization began a movement in 1953 to recommend the addition of "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. It changed in 1954.

Don't forget also that it is also Canadian Thanksgiving (second Monday of October) is celebrated on the same day this year.

1 comment:

  1. This special day is known in Spain as "Dia de la Hispanidad". There is a parade of all Spain's troops (army, navy and air force). They do it in the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid and is very nice to look at.
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