Columbus Day is celebrated annually on the second Monday of October to commemorate Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492.
Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in 1937.
For some, the holiday is controversial, viewing the European settlement of the Americas as the demise of the indigenous people who already populated the land.
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