More Cities Deciding Not To Celebrate Columbus Day

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Instead, the city will use the day to honor veterans, USA Today reported.

Despite the change in attitudes, many banks and offices will still be closed for the holiday.

Christopher Columbus may be the man who sailed the ocean blue in 1492, but when it comes to celebrating his national holiday, Eastern students and staff have different views.

On what has traditionally been Columbus Day - the second Monday in October - numerous cities including Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Nashville and Santa Fe, New Mexico recognize Indigenous Peoples Day, amid growing criticism of a failure to recognized Native American's history and contribution.

Joseph Contino said with the explorer as its namesake, Columbus should have embraced the day to celebrate both Italian and indigenous cultures.

Now, therefore, I, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 8, 2018, as Columbus Day.

Los Angeles, whose earliest settlers belonged to the Gabrielino-Tongva peoples, is home to the largest indigenous population of any US city, according to the UCLA American Indian Studies Center.

"If you're mayor of a city and its name is Columbus, why wouldn't you capitalize on that?" Ohio's capital city, population 860,000, will be open for business Monday after observing Columbus Day probably "for as long as it had been in existence", said Robin Davis, a spokeswoman for Democratic Mayor Andrew Ginther. The one that stands outside City Hall arrived as a gift in 1955 from Genoa, Italy, believed to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.

"It's about time", announced Mayor London Breed at the Indigenous Peoples Day event at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.

It's still a federal holiday.

Supporters of the Indigenous Peoples Day movement praised the city's decision to cancel the holiday, regardless of what prompted it. "I feel like in America, they teach you when you were young, 'he discovered America, this is important history, ' but in reality, it's all lies", said Amalia Lamar, an undeclared major at SF State. In South Dakota, the observance is called Native American Day. The Columbus Day Italian Parade still continued as usual Sunday.

"Nobody really talks to native people, so the image that we've had of ourselves has been terrible up until recently", Karenne Wood, the director of the Virginia Indian Programs, said "And so now we have this whole story all of this time and you just didn't learn it because people didn't teach it to you".

No doubt there are some residents that support the city shrugging off the holiday this year but according to The Washington Post, there is one group whose opposition to it has rung out the loudest.

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