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Columbus Day Opinion
Columbus Day is a day loved by many, to others not so much. Some people don't want to celebrate it at all. They want it removed as a holiday. They shouldn't because this holiday has been celebrated for years, by people all over the world. This day is celebrated because of Christopher Columbus sailing across the world and finding the New Land then he brought us over to the New World. I will tell you why I support this holiday in the following.
Columbus Day was a day celebrated by people all over the world because his journey to Asia, but he didn't exactly make it there. In fact the reason we celebrate it is because he brought his people from Europe to the New Lands, better known as America. Yes he did not discover America, but he did bring the Europeans to this new land, which he should still be honored for this.
There is a debate about who likes this holiday, what I mean about this is that a lot of Italians like this holiday better because Christopher Columbus was from Italy. A lot of Italians and Americans like this holiday, and that is not a bad thing, everyone has a holiday that other people celebrate, how different is this from that?
This holiday is a tradition that has been celebrated for many years for the reason that I have been saying, that this tradition has been celebrated for years and if you want to remove it just like that, that is pointless, sure he wasn't the first one to discover America but he was the one to bring the people over from Europe, and if he didn't we wouldn't be who we are today. What I mean about that is that we wouldn't have the same physical features that we do today.
Some disagree, some agree, but to take away a holiday that has been celebrated for a number of years is just wrong, and should not happen. That is why Columbus Day should still be celebrated and not removed as a holiday.
Article posted June 16, 2010 at 12:01 PM •
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