What is Columbus Day?
There are so many celebrations and holidays that are celebrated throughout the year. Every holiday has its own significance and reason. Some days are a way to honor people who played a pivotal role in history; other days are important because they are religious in nature; some have cultural significance and lots more reasons! Among all these holidays, a particularly important national holiday that is celebrated throughout the United States of America is the Columbus Day. Do you know what it is? Let us take a look! Every year, a national holiday is observed across many countries of the Americas, which is known as Columbus Day. Columbus Day is a celebration of the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas on the 12th of October 1492. Who was Columbus? Let us see! Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a faster route to the Far East, and that is when he stumbled upon the Americas! This is why every year; we celebrate Columbus Day.
Columbus Day is controversial, because Columbus and his crew did not treat the indigenous people that they encountered in the Americas very well. In some cases they enslaved them. Do you think that we should continue to celebrate Columbus Day? Write a persuasive paragraph that supports either continuing to celebrate Columbus Day, or discontinuing it as a holiday. Use the back of the page if you need more space.