WELCOME Donna Holiday House
 presents to you Columbus Day.

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*Columbus' Day celebrates the day Christopher Columbus
discovered the Americas, October 12, 1492. It is sometimes
called "Discoverers' Day" or "Pioneers' Day." It is a
federal holiday observed on the second Monday of October.  

I'm not really all that much a fan of Columbus Day
but I do like this page set so here ya have it. ;)



WELCOME Christopher Columbus is traditionally honored as the discoverer of America. His voyage in 1492 was sponsored by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. Columbus set sail on August 3rd. The New World was sighted on October 12th.

On the morning of Oct. 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus stepped ashore on an island in what has since become known as the Americas. The arrival of his ships in the Western Hemisphere was one of the pivotal events in world history. It opened up a new world for Europeans and initiated the spread of Western civilization to a new hemisphere.

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WELCOME Ironically, Columbus had landed in the New World by accident. He was seeking a western sea route from Europe to Asia. When he sighted land, he believed that he had reached his goal. And to the day he died he still believed that he had reached Asia. Although Columbus was mistaken, he still ranks as a great discoverer. Few other navigators of his time would have dared to sail westward into the unknown.


* Columbus Day Links

Set Sail to These Other Columbus Day Sites

Celebrate Columbus Day in October
Celebrate! Holidays in the U.S.A.
Columbus Day from Computing Corner
Columbus Day Recipes
Columbus Day @ No Place Like Home for the Holidays
Columbus Day Graphics
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Columbus Day Room by Donna
Some images by vikimouse.

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