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this is just an aimless holiday at this point
It's not important
How is it important?
btw, its so important to celebrate it..
Well, he didn't discover it, and he wasn't the first one. I thought the Native Americans did
I don't celebrate people who come to my homeland and slaughter everyone. Sorry. :I
Even though I like my day of no school today, I disapprove of this holiday. Leif Eriksson was one of the people who explored the Americas before Columbus. Columbus was just part of the slave trade that was going on.
I learned about him in school. I must say that i am NOT a fan of this holiday. Columbus invaded America and committed genocide (killing of an entire race or ethnic group). He turned people into slaves and forced them to find him gold. Consequences were severe for those who didn't follow orders, like cutting off one's hand if they didn't find enough gold. I don't see what's to celebrate, but at least he made the history books.
I wish Christopher Colombus ACTUALLY discovered America so I could have a day to stay out of school >.
So this is worth celebrating -_-
My mom doesn't have to go to work on this day
Here in South Dakota, we don't celebrate it as Columbus Day, but as Native American Day. We have many native tribes that live here such as the Sioux tribe. So that's where it comes from basically.
I agree Kittiie. I don't even think this is celebrated where I live so oh well o3o
Columbus had slaves and he did not find america, it is a very stupid holiday .-.
I still have school tomorrow...... -cries-
thank u columbus for making me have NO school tomorrow .-.
in my state we call it native american day
friday is the best