In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two

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Child singingIn Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two. Do you remember the song we sang as children recognizing the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus?

In fourteen hundred and ninety two

Columbus sailed the ocean blue

He sailed and sailed and sailed

To find this land for me and you.

Sailed the ocean blueDid you know the actual established holiday is October 12th?

Did you know that Columbus Day is also celebrated in some Central American and South American countries?

And did you know it is also celebrated in Spain, the country that Christopher Columbus sailed his ships from to the Americas?

Happy Columbus Day unless you are in Hawaii, Alaska or South Dakota because they don’t celebrate Columbus Day at all. A couple of those states have established alternative days of recognition.

In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two. Yes, that was the year, 1492.



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Melissa Marro
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It's funny. My daughter was complaining yesterday that there is school today. Apparently the real meaning of Columbus Day is now closed schools and businesses.

Oct 08, 2012 07:52 AM #1
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Hi Debbie,  I remember that song very well.  So I wonder if the banks and post office is closed this Friday.

Oct 08, 2012 08:19 AM #2
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Melissa, Our schools are closed because we are in a military town.

Belinda, Our banks and government offices are closed today. I guess Friday will pass and be unnoticed.

Oct 08, 2012 08:26 AM #3
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Thanks Debbie!   I remember a few years ago staying in the "Columbus Hotel" in Honduras - where Columbus landed.   It was a fun experience hearing about him there.   Have a great day!  Shanna

Oct 08, 2012 08:27 AM #4
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Shanna, I know that was a memorable time. Honduras must be really proud of that part of their history.

Oct 08, 2012 08:30 AM #5
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
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Last night I put a note next to the coffee pot for Dick this morning.  FLAG.  It's out and flying proud.

Oct 08, 2012 09:00 AM #6
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Donna Foerster
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Debbie~ I knew the first 2 lines of the song, but not the 3rd and 4th.  I also didn't know that some states didn't celebrate.  Very interesting.

Oct 08, 2012 09:19 AM #7
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Jon Kolsky
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Debbie~ I think it's funny how days of remembrance gets changed? Whatever the case is, I love being an American, and I am proud to do my best, as I feel it is my honor and privilege to be a part of America that's looks to be the best it can be for all of its citizens...  

Oct 08, 2012 09:36 AM #8
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Chris, You remembered. Good for you. No mail today either.

Donna, Singing that song helped me remember the year, 1492. Now i can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday!

Jon, They get changed for convenience sake so it will make a long holiday weekend. We Realtors don't get those holiday weekends. I am also proud and glad to be an American.

Oct 08, 2012 10:26 AM #9
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Hi Debbie, I did remember that October 12 was the originally date, but it was changed to Mondays, like so many other of our holidays. Although the schools and banks are closed, it just another day in the life of a Realtor. Have a Great Day!

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Jerry, Is is definitely a work day as so many of the holidays are for us Realtors. You have a great day too.

Oct 08, 2012 12:18 PM #11
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Happy Columbus Day!  Thanks for the history lesson.

Oct 08, 2012 12:58 PM #12
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Mary Yonkers
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Debbie, I, too, can remember the song from early school days, but I forgot that the original day was 12th not the 8th.  Something gets lost when it's just part of long weekend for banks, gov't workers and maybe schools.

Thanks for the reminder.

Oct 09, 2012 05:12 PM #13
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Mary, That is one thing about ActiveRain, we are always learning something new.

Oct 09, 2012 06:09 PM #14
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