Showing posts with label Columbus Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Columbus Day. Show all posts

Oct 9, 2015

More October Holidays

On October 12 we celebrate Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving day. Of course they have nothing to do with each other, just coincidence this year.

Oct 10, 2014

Happy Columbus Day

Monday is Columbus Day for most of the US, but Seattle, WA., will be holding its first Indigenous Peoples' Day. It makes little difference as Columbus Day is not an official holiday in Washington. A councilman said it is,  "About taking a stand against racism." An opposing lawyer said people of Italian descent are "deeply offended." "By this resolution you say to all Italian-Americans that the city of Seattle no longer deems your heritage or your community worthy of recognition." Seems like politics never takes a holiday.

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.