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Old October 10th, 2011, 05:35 AM   #1

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Should Columbus Day be celebrated ?


Why celebrate a day that marked the wipeout of a whole civilization ?
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Old October 10th, 2011, 05:48 AM   #2

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I'm trying to think of a "holiday" that isn't surrounded by murder, mayhem and controversy. So far, nothing comes to mind.

No one takes Columbus Day more seriously than retailers. Columbus Day sales can make or break the month.
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Old October 10th, 2011, 05:50 AM   #3
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I don't celebrate Columbus Day (though I'm sorry I missed the Columbian Exposition in Chicago), nor do I go shopping on Columbus Day, except perhaps for bread and beer.
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Old October 10th, 2011, 06:56 AM   #4

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No, of course not.

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Old October 10th, 2011, 07:17 AM   #6

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Columbus Day is one of those 'innocent' ideas for a holiday before
all the heavy lifting research had exposed the end result. Not
even all the states in the US recognize it. But, people like having
days off for any excuse.
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Old October 10th, 2011, 07:18 AM   #7

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Why celebrate a day that marked the wipeout of a whole civilization ?
Couldn't the same be said for any & all Islamic & Christian holidays then?

Why split hairs?
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Old October 10th, 2011, 07:47 AM   #8

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I'm all about holidays...even though this one isn't a day off
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Old October 10th, 2011, 07:49 AM   #9

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Columbus Day is one of those 'innocent' ideas for a holiday before
all the heavy lifting research had exposed the end result. Not
even all the states in the US recognize it. But, people like having
days off for any excuse.
This. And given the fact that there are still controversies over who and when, it is the one fairly concrete day that somebody showed up over here.
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Old October 10th, 2011, 07:54 AM   #10
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It's a bit more complex than this, as, Columbus didn't wipe out an entire civilization. If we were celebrating that travesty, we would declare a smallpox day.
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