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Old 10-14-2002, 08:52 AM   #1
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Happy Columbus Day

Hayy Columbus Day to all......

A day to reflect and celebrate the man who discovered America!!!!!


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that's funny.

i think columbus would have wanted us to close the stock market. then i wouldn't have to be here.
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that's funny.

i think columbus would have wanted us to close the stock market. then i wouldn't have to be here.

haha..same here! don't they realize that we are missing out on all of the Columbus Day sales at the dept. stores.

side note, i do not believe that i have ever had a day off to celebrate Columbus Day, not even when I was in school.
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Re: Happy Columbus Day

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Happy Columbus Day to all......

A day to reflect and celebrate the man who discovered America!!!!!


I swear I typed the word Happy........

Hmmmmmm........
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wink hi iris.

I'd also like to note that it's Native American Day.




Anyone else find that a little sick?
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Re: Happy Columbus Day

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Hayy Columbus Day to all......

A day to reflect and celebrate the man who discovered America!!!!!


Is this a real celebration in the USA ?
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Re: hi iris.

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I'd also like to note that it's Native American Day.




Anyone else find that a little sick?
Yes,....
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Hmm...celebrated....no. It's more like...kids learn about Columbus, his journey, then continue that learning until Thankgiving when they learn how the Indians were so nice and we were so nice to them too.

I don't know about other states, Minnesota has Columbus day off for k-12 schools. And South Dakota has today off celebrating Native American day.



I should call the Yankton Reservation to see when this was named Native American day to see if it was on purpose.




And as far as Columbus wanting the stock markets closed...yeah, that's pretty much tghe exact opposite of all he wanted.
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never to old to learn,.....

I think i will try to intoduce happy slavery day here in the Netherlands

Thank you, Lilly.
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I don't know about other states, Minnesota has Columbus day off for k-12 schools.
we got off on columbus day back in florida, as well as here in tennessee.

ironically, i'm off college today, for my "fall break." but that lasts sunday-tuesday, so i doubt it's because of columbus day. just thought i's share.
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We used to get off school in Virginia for it.
I thought everyone did, learn something new...

It's a stupid holiday
http://cs.nmu.edu/~lhanson/PowderKeg/PK7/Columbus.html
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As a proud Italian American, I am a little disappointed at the lack of respect Columbus is getting here.

Lilly, I know of abolutely any teacher in my district who teaches about Columbus from Columbus Day until Thanksgiving.

As a matter of fact, the only grade at the elementary level in the state of Massachusetts that spends a large amount of time on Columbus would be the 5th Grade.

We start with Prince Henry, Diaz, Dagama, Columbus....and then move into Cabot, Cortez, Pizzaro, Hudson....ect....

Columbus is one of the bunch.


As for your comments on Thanksgiving, I just spent my weekend giving a tour of the Plymouth area here in MA. Having studied at Plymouth Plantation and taken courses on the subject, I must say the Plantation did a nice job with their curent exhibit on Thanksgiving.

Maybe we can start a thread on that thought closer to the holiday. For now lets sit down, and celebrate that famous Italian....OK?
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Re: hi iris.

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I'd also like to note that it's Native American Day.




Anyone else find that a little sick?
Yes I do it was Columbus Day first!!!!!!!
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As a proud Italian American, I am a little disappointed at the lack of respect Columbus is getting here.

Lilly, I know of abolutely any teacher in my district who teaches about Columbus from Columbus Day until Thanksgiving.


1. He went to the Spanish because the Portuguese were gaining ground. He knew he could get the Spanish to compete with Portugal. Italy was still only vague Citystates, so technically he's not even Italian


2. We made boats out of construction paper. This was like in 3rd grade.
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Well..I'm a Virginian and my kids are all home today.

I'm also a reservation born American Indian and I don't have a problem with Columbus Day...its more of an Italian pride thing now similar to St. Patrick's Day with the Irish.... and that doesn't bother me. Let them have their day.

I had ancestors at Plymouth Colony too btw...mom's side. There are a lot of mixed emotions here on Thanksgiving!

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