We celebrate Columbus day because Columbus landed in the Caribbean in 1492. He got off his ship and thought he landed in the Indies since he was trying to find a trade wrought from Spain to the indies not going around Africa. Since he thought he landed in the indies he called the people Indians. He gave a speech in Spanish which the people didn't understand and he told them to surrender the land to Spain or he will kill them the people didn't understand and ran so Columbus killed although of them. He set up labor camps were the Indies had to work. a lot died, and this is what we celebrate.