The second Monday of October in the United States of America is no other Monday. In fact, a Monday no body hates. But, a Monday everyone feels grateful for. Why? Because, the Americas claimed its existence on the world map on this very day. And, all this can be credited to the man who made this marvelous discovery - Christopher Columbus.
An Italian explorer set out to find about the nook and crannies of the world, Christopher Columbus happened to make a discovery that would be paramount in the history of the world. And, it still resonates as a discovery like no other. He set out on a voyage in 1492, an expedition which was backed by Spain’s Catholic Monarch. The same year, Christopher Columbus set foot on the Americas in the second Monday of October.
Though the official proclamation of Columbus Day took place in 1892 at the order of President Benjamin Harrison, celebrations to mark Christopher’s discovery dates back to the year 1792. However, today, Columbus Day has gained a status of a federal holiday across the United States of America.
The nations come together to celebrate the discovery of their very own country. A proud moment for all. Cities organize parades, events and activities to commemorate the discovery of Christopher Columbus. And, this holiday is not only rooted in the idea of the discovery but also celebrates the Italian-American relationship. Many Italian communities settled in the USA marking this day as that of a joyous celebration.
A day that is solely dedicated to the explorer should in fact be taken as a day where you let your inner explorer come out of the cocoon. So, this Columbus Day, do not just sit back at home. Instead, go out and explore the majesty of the world. You never know, may be you end up exploring the unknown trails yourself.
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