One reason why I think we should not celebrate Columbus day to the extent of a federal holiday is because of the thinking that Columbus was the one who discovered North America. In the article “Leif Erikson” , Leif Eriksson, who was the son of Erik the Red, is said to be the first European to set foot in North America. There are stories about how he truly discovered North America but one story says that he sailed off course on his way back to Greenland and ended up below Greenland in North america. Another story is he heard about the fertile land of North America by an icelandic man who had sailed past it years before so Leif thought it would be a good place to land his ship. This idea of Christopher Columbus truly
I claim that Columbus Day should remain an American holiday. I believe Columbus Day should remain an American holiday because Columbus laid the foundations for the widespread European migration from Europe to America. Although Columbus was not the first to discover America, he was the first to attempt to colonize America. Columbus’ Voyages led to the widespread exchange of food, goods and animals. Now known as the Columbian Exchange, this is a momentous point in history.
Furthermore, the economic impact of the games is also felt by the local population directly as many of the residents around the Olympic Village are relocated, and are not usually offered a fair compensation. Jules Boykoff who is an American academic, author, and former athlete mentions in one of his articles, "Organizers of the Beijing Olympics adopted the slogan, 'One World, One Dream, ' but the dreams of more than one million people who were displaced to make way for Olympic venues and infrastructure were hardly realized." Similar observances were made in the Rio Olympics when poor residents of the favelas were evicted from their residences. This highlights the disruption caused by the games in the daily lives of the local residents. The economic cost faced by the locals do not stop here; during the Olympics inflation rates are observed to become high in host cities making it difficult for locals to afford most goods and services.
Dance is an important part of every culture, it serves as a way for people to express themselves and be social. In Latin culture especially, dance is a very important part of daily life. There are many different dances, but four of the most popular are la salsa, el merengue, la cumbia, and el tango. La Salsa dance was born in Cuba, but has origins from many different countries. Salsa music originated in Eastern Cuba in the early 1900s.
Celebrating Columbus day has been adopted by many different countries, and ethic groups, “Italian-American, Hispanic, and other groups have embraced the holiday as an occasion to celebrate their ethnic heritage, though some Indian groups… refer to the day as “Indigeous Peoples Day” (M. Castronovo Fusco 1). Columbus day has become a celebration of freedom; freedom to be who you are, and freedom to celebrate where you come from. The day has also become a day of education, “The whole discussion around Columbus Day has been useful to the extent that it has reminded us of the many tragic consequences in contact” (M. Castronovo Fusco 1). The accomplishments of Christopher Columbus should be celebrated because although flawed, he was a great man who inspired freedom and by celebrating him, liberates people history has shunned to celebrate who they are and where they came
Every culture is different, and are unique by their beliefs, values, remedies, and many people live by that, many people believe in all these topics, and many people also think that everything is a lie. The most common customs of Zacatecas are the Festivals, Festivals, and Fairs of Zacatecas. The main festivals in Zacatecas are the religious ones that are celebrated in each one of the municipalities in honor to the patron of the place, also the regional celebrations, in the capital of the state the celebrations are celebrated in the month of September, being day 8 when The Virgin of Patronage is also commemorated. There are also various events in the fair 's cultural and artistic facilities, such as bullfights, Palenque, exhibitions, dances, horse races and gastronomic exhibitions. Also, there are
Yup’ik Dance Festival There are three different dance festivals such as Bladder Festival, Messenger Festival, and Feast of the dead that I am going to talk about. We still celebrate some of these festivals but in a different way, some of them dies out because of the new technology. The way these festivals were really huge to our ancestors was because of their beliefs and why they had to have them was very important. Bladder Festival is an important annual seal hunting, harvesting, ceremony. Bladder festival was the most important festival out of the other festivals.
Latino countries all celebrate a girl 's quinceanera but not all of them celebrate the Day of the Dead. There are different customs, traditions, and artifacts in each country and should not all be classified as one culture. There are also subcultures within each country, such as the Zapotecs in Mexico. All these subgroups have come to America to catch the American dream and have different backgrounds. They should be respected for their values.Hispanic culture as a whole does have some traditions they share.
Some countries often view themselves superior to other countries within the Olympics, but it sometimes leads to political superiority. This puts in risk the purpose of the Olympic Games, which is to unify the people within and all the countries involved by creating bonds. The Olympics should not be influenced by political disputes, or peace will be disrupted. Even though the Olympics are meant to be peaceful, there has been disturbances such as discrimination. In 1936, the Olympics were held in Germany, a country experiencing post-war punishments.
At first, when I started my journey it was fun and enjoyable. I got to see so many countries in South America legally, such as; Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico. Within those countries, I travelled to different cities. For example; Tapachula, San Jose, and Guatemala City. I have gotten so much experience on how life is for the natives.
For most, the second Monday in October is Columbus Day, but for an increasing amount of people, Columbus Day has been replaced by Indigenous People’s Day. What is Indigenous People’s Day? Indigenous People’s Day is a celebration of Native American peoples and culture, which is often overlooked. Proponents of the redesigned holiday argue that Native Americans were already living in America when Christopher Columbus arrived, thus questioning the legitimacy of Columbus’ discovery. This alternate holiday is said to have begun in Berkeley, California back in 1992.
The history of Christopher Columbus has been a shared piece of history in the education systems. American history books and majority of cultures portray Columbus as a hero. The United States of America honors Christopher with a holiday named Columbus Day, which occurs the second Monday in October. Also, historians divide Columbus’s history in a similar way as Jesus, example: before 1492 known as pre-Columbian. The school textbooks preserve Columbus with a positive life story and don’t include all the negative events that took place.
Although deep down inside the real story of Christopher Columbus is that he did overall change our history and he bravely came to America in 1492. Some historians differ on how he achieved this goal. According to certain historians, some have a negative attitude on Columbus. In the article, “Columbus Doesn’t Deserve a
When the Europeans came to North America, they began to adopt the symbol for the same reason of symbolism. Mainly, it was adopted by the cowboys in the west because of their common habit of gambling. For the gambling, it is convenient to have a symbol of good luck which is the believed reason why it became popular with the cowboys. This is why many popular companies started to incorporate the symbol into their logos . A variety of products contained the Swastika symbol.
In 1968, many protests, boycotts and walkouts were arranged for the equal rights of Chicano people. The period of 1960’s, many movements were emerged to raise voice against the civil injustice. Chicano Movement is also one of those movements which has a great impact on later generations. This movement was basically held to raise the voice of Mexican Americans so they can feel pride in their own identity. During the movement, a group of