Bill To Replace Columbus Day Passes Colorado House, Moves Onto State Senate

Feb 20, 2020 1228

A bill that would abolish Columbus Day in Colorado and replace the holiday to honor another Italian pioneer is advancing at the state Capitol. The bill passed the state House and will move to the state Senate. Supporters claim Columbus committed crimes against humanity and should not be honored.

Instead, they want to create Cabrini Day to recognize Frances Xavier Cabrini. She was dedicated to humanitarian values and set up an orphanage for young girls in Denver in 1910. If the bill becomes law, it would be the first state holiday named after a woman.

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