What is Columbus Day? Why do we celebrate it?
Happy Columbus Day Wishes: Columbus Day is a holiday that commemorates Christopher Columbus’s arrival to the Americas. Columbus was an Italian Admiral, who was sponsored by the king and queen of Spain. To find the westward route to China, India, and Japan – Lands then knowns as the INDIES. In August 1492, Columbus’s expedition set sail with three ships: The Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. After more than two months of sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, the fleet spotted what would eventually be known as THE BAHAMAS on October 12, 1492.
This Date commemorates the meeting of the Old World- Europe, Africa, and Asia and the New World- North America and South America. In October 1492, However, Columbus believed that he had landed in Asia. He went on the map what he believed were India and China, but were actually that Americas. In the United States in 1937, The Second Monday in October become a National Holiday, Honoring Columbus’s Voyage. Instead of celebrating Columbus Day some US cities and states now celebrated Indigenous People’s Day to honor the native population of the American continents.
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21 Best Wishes and Sayings for Columbus Day
“As soon as I arrived in the Indies, in the first island which I found, I took some of the natives by force, in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts. And so it was that they soon understood us, and we them, either by speech or by signs, and they have been very serviceable.”
I went to the sea from the tenderest age and have continued in a sea life to this day. Wherever anyone has sailed, there I have sailed.
Columbus Day, let’s go exploring
Happy Columbus Day from my shore to yours!
Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character. Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.
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Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages and his efforts to establish settlements on the island of Hispaniola initiated the permanent European colonization of the New World. May his quotes inspire you to be courageous in the pursuit of your dreams! You can read 20 Christopher Columbus Quotes On Success That Will Motivate You.