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.
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