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12 myths and truths about the day of the race or the Columbus Day feast

12 myths and truths about the day of the race or the Columbus Day feast

(CNN Spanish) – In October many countries celebrate a similar holiday, even though they do not agree with the name. In the United States, it is celebrated on the second Monday of October, and is known as Christopher Columbus Day. In Latin America it is celebrated on the 12th of the month and it is called Day of the Race, and in Spain, although it is celebrated on the same date, it is known as the day of the Spanish heritage or, formally, the National holiday.

Statue of Christopher Columbus in Barcelona, ​​Spain. (Photo credit must read JOSEP LAGO / AFP / Getty Images)

Something in which the countries coincide is in the controversial origin of the party. It came to celebrate the arrival of Christopher Columbus to America, the discovery, as is known, but the fact is that there were already societies in the new continent, and many argue that this heritage is remembered and not imposed by European explorers.

This year, at least a dozen cities in the United States, including San Francisco and Cincinnati, decided to celebrate the day of Christopher Columbus and instead celebrate the Indigenous Peoples Day.

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