I have a friend who thinks Columbus Day is a meaningless holiday. She refuses to credit good old Chris Columbus with discovering America since natives were here long before those three ships sailed the Ocean Blue in fourteen hundred and ninety two (sorry, couldn’t resist :D ). I’m thinking that since she’s half American Indian, that might have something to do with her viewpoint.
So my questions today are: Do you believe that Christopher Columbus “discovered” America? Should we have a Columbus Day holiday? Can you name some potential holidays we could celebrate instead? And finally, if you don’t have to work, how are you spending your extra day off?