Today is actually the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ landing in the Americas on October 12, 1492. Columbus Day is celebrated in other parts of the New World recognized as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, and as Día de la Raza translating to “Day of the Race” in many Latin America countries. In Belize and Uruguay, the holiday Día de las Américas translates to “Day of the Americas” and Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural translates to “Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity”in Argentina.
In Italy, Christopher Columbus is recognized in his homeland for his notable achievement in discovering the Americas with Giornata Nazionale di Cristopher Columbus, sometimes also called Festa Nazionale di Cristoforo Columbo. And in Spain, homeland to the benefactors, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, Columbus Day is recognized as Día de la Hispanidad.
Here in the US, Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937, moving to the convenience of the second Monday in October in the seventies. Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated on the same day. There is also the tradition of sales, ones that rowers can take advantage of to update gear, or to find some additional layers for the upcoming cold weather.
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LL Bean: 10% off entire order, free shipping, print coupon online to shop in store, http://www.llbean.com
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