THE movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day has been ongoing across states and cities since the 1990s.
Boston changed Columbus day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 6, 2021 to pay homage to the Massachusett tribe, who have been part of present day Boston for over 10,000 years.
Yes, UPS pickup and delivery services are available on Columbus Day, according to its holiday schedule.
Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday to celebrate the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. It became a federal holiday in 1937.
Columbus Day lands on the second Monday of October ever year. In 2021, it will be celebrated on Monday, October 11.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day is not yet considered a federal holiday.
Efforts to officially change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day stems from a larger movement to showcase an accurate history of the United States, which cannot be separated from European colonialism and conquest.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday to commemorate and honor the histories and cultures of Native Americans, which has been obscured and frequently erased in dominant culture. A growing number of states are recognizing this holiday and challenging the inaccuracy of the history shaped by the West.
Vermont, Hawaii, Maine, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, and Alaska are states that recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
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