It’s interesting that when I was going to school or working, I viewed holidays simply as another day off. Now that I’m doing neither, I find myself trying to learn more about each holiday. Take today – Columbus Day – as an example. Before it was moved to the second Monday in October, Columbus Day was always celebrated on October 12 (which it happens to be this year). I always assumed that it marked the birth of Christopher Columbus, but it actually marks the date when he arrived in the Americas. It’s not only a US holiday, but is celebrated throughout Latin America and even in some European nations.
On this day and other holidays, take the time to discover more about the meaning of the day. It’s interesting stuff!
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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer
Death on Broadway
Death Beneath the Streets
Death in Central Park
Death at the Cloisters (just published!)
Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)