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Quiz Nation! Columbus Day's Different Meanings

Quiz Nation! Columbus Day's Different Meanings


The second Monday in October historically has been celebrated as Columbus Day in the US. But not every place in the country, or the rest of the world, marks Columbus's arrival to the new world the same way due to unsettled feelings about celebrating a historical figure attributed with the suffering of native people.

In South Dakota, the day is called Native American Day. In cities like Boston, New York, and San Francisco, the Italian-American community celebrates their native son with an Italian heritage parade. Find out what you know about the historical event marked today!

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Quiz Nation! Columbus Day's Different Meanings

What year did Christopher Columbus arrive in the New World?

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