Columbus Day 2022

Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492, and Columbus Day 2022 occurs on Monday, October 10. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century, but did not become a federal holiday until 1937. For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus’ achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage. But throughout its history, Columbus Day and the man who inspired it have generated controversy, and many alternatives to the holiday have proposed since the 1970s including Indigenous People’s Day, now celebrated in many U.S. states and cities.

Christopher Columbus from Hero to Zero as history is rewritten

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) Painting by Granger


Flashback: The Truth About Columbus – Heritage Foundation

Celebrating Columbus – Prager U

Columbus’ Four Voyages to the New World- and Hurricanes in the Caribbean – American Minute with Bill Federer

Working on Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day? It depends on where your job is – Pew Research

Goodbye, Columbus Day – Prager U

Go Ahead and Celebrate Christopher Columbus, Who Sought to Tell the New World About Jesus Christ – Focus on the Family

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