In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two. Do you remember the song we sang as children recognizing the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus?
In fourteen hundred and ninety two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue
He sailed and sailed and sailed
To find this land for me and you.
Did you know the actual established holiday is October 12th?
Did you know that Columbus Day is also celebrated in some Central American and South American countries?
And did you know it is also celebrated in Spain, the country that Christopher Columbus sailed his ships from to the Americas?
Happy Columbus Day unless you are in Hawaii, Alaska or South Dakota because they don’t celebrate Columbus Day at all. A couple of those states have established alternative days of recognition.
In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two. Yes, that was the year, 1492.