Columbus no, Columbus sì. The Meaning of the Italian Heritage and Culture Month

Oct 10, 2014 1904

It seems almost unbelievable that in the year 2014 we are yet in the midst of some controversy regarding the celebration of Columbus Day, when it is a federal holiday in the United States. That means that it is a governmental holiday, without mail deliveries and most schools are closed in America.

It is not merely a day for sales in our stores, but rather a day to pause and recall the sacrifices made by an "Admiral of the Seas." It should mean that school children should know or have learned about Columbus. Instead, in a large city such as Seattle, Washington, the City Council has voted to create "Indigenous Day" as opposed to a normal, simple and acknowledgement that it is Columbus Day.

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Fonte: La Voce di New York

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