The History of Columbus Day

The first Columbus Day celebration in America took place on October 12, 1792, when the Columbian Order of New York held an event to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the historic landing. Ironically enough, Columbus never “discovered” North America. His first landing was probably in the Bahamas.

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Christopher Columbus and a Caribbean Sweet Potato Pot Roast

How does it go? In 1492, Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue. Five hundred and twenty-seven years later, Federal Banks are closed as Americans rush to the shopping malls for Columbus-Day specials. Hum, not so sure how I feel about that. One thing I can tell you is that you aren’t going to find me in a mall. While there might be things I’d like to have, there is nothing I need so much that I am willing to fight through a crowd of crazed bargain shoppers.

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