Columbus Day

The History of Columbus Day

History of Columbus Day

Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937, though people have celebrated Columbus's voyage since the colonial period. In 1792, New York City and other U.S. cities celebrated the 300th anniversary of his landing in the New World.

How to Celebrate Columbus Day

We have to settle for a small gesture, like throwing a Columbus Day party where bad directions result in our going to the wrong house and accidentally giving the occupant an incurable wasting disease. And tomatoes!Alternatively, you can claim to discover something that has been around for years and was getting on perfectly well until you showed up and ruined things, say by casting an elderly lady in a big-budget movie. Or just steal some land! Misidentify India on a map! I don’t know. Get creative!