Le des­sin

Vocable (Anglais) - - Sommaire -

It is a pu­blic ho­li­day that of­fi­cial­ly ce­le­brates the an­ni­ver­sa­ry of Ch­ris­to­pher Co­lum­bus’s ar­ri­val in the Ame­ri­cas on Oc­to­ber 12, 1492. It takes place each year on the se­cond Mon­day of Oc­to­ber in the Uni­ted States and around that date in other coun­tries in La­tin Ame­ri­ca (Ar­gen­ti­na, Co­lum­bia, Ve­ne­zue­la, Bra­zil...). On 8 Oc­to­ber, U.S. Pre­sident Do­nald Trump is­sued a pro­cla­ma­tion de­cla­ring it was Co­lum­bus Day. Al­though Co­lum­bus Day has been ce­le­bra­ted sta­te­wide in the Uni­ted States since 1905, the ob­ser­vance of this pu­blic ho­li­day has de­cli­ned over the last few years. No­wa­days, Co­lum­bus Day is still a pu­blic ho­li­day in some states, such as Flo­ri­da, where schools and bu­si­nesses are clo­sed and large events held, but a nor­mal wor­king day for others. More and more ci­ties are al­so re­luc­tant to ce­le­brate it be­cause of Co­lum­bus’s fi­gure being tied to the coun­try’s his­to­ry of ge­no­cide and co­lo­ni­za­tion of in­di­ge­nous people. This year, the ci­ty of Co­lum­bus, Ohio, the lar­gest ci­ty to bear his name, has re­mai­ned open for bu­si­ness for the first time. And an in­crea­sing num­ber of ci­ties, such as San Fran­cis­co and Cin­cin­na­ti, are choo­sing to ob­serve In­di­ge­nous Peoples’ Day ins­tead. The idea of chan­ging the tra­di­tio­nal ho­li­day has of­ten spar­ked in­tense di­sa­gree­ments among lo­cals and in the hi­ghest po­li­ti­cal spheres.

to be ti­red of en avoir as­sez de / Ka­va­naugh = Brett Ka­va­naugh, qui vient d’être élu à la Cour Su­prême mal­gré les ac­cu­sa­tions d’abus sexuels qui pèsent sur lui.

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