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Title: Columbus Day


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Columbus Day
  • Second Monday of October

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How The Holiday Originated
  • This holiday is celebrated on the second Monday
    of October. The Society of Tammany designated it
    a holiday on October 12, 1866. In 1937 Franklin
    Roosevelt proclaimed every twelfth of October as
    Columbus Day. Since 1971 it has been celebrated
    on the second Monday of October.

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Symbols of Columbus Day
People usually think of ships as symbols because
Columbus sailed three ships the Nina, Pinta, and
the Santa Maria.
4
Celebrating Columbus Day
  • People have parades in towns all over America.

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Celebrating Columbus Day Cont
  • Also during Columbus Day we have a day off from
    school. Government buildings are closed for the
    day.

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Works Cited
Showers, Paul. Columbus Day. New York Thomas Y.
Crowell Company,1965. Celebrate! Holidays in
the U.S.A-Columbus Day.Online Available
www.usis.usemb.se/holidays/celebrate/Columbus.htm
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  • Paul
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