Hope you had a great "Encounter Day".
We need to rename “Columbus Day”. The decimation of millions of “Native Americans” is blamed on several European countries. The results of those visits could have been caused by any nation at an earlier time or later time. Columbus Day could be called “New World Day” if the Vikings and the unknown Oriental cultural that preceded them are equally celebrated. But then New World may be incorrect. Considering the numerous advances in the “western” hemisphere at the time Europeans arrived, the question is, which hemisphere should be considered the “New World”. Perhaps “Encounter Day” would be a better choice.