Back to Basics K-12 Private School will be closed on October 8 for Columbus Day. Here are some facts about the holiday that you might not know!


Back to Basics K-12 Private School will observe Columbus Day on October 8. That means no school!

But, what is Columbus Day, exactly? Here are some facts you might not know:

  • Columbus Day is traditionally celebrated on the second Monday of October.
  • The holiday remembers Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492.
  • Columbus Day is often a controversial holiday, because the European settlement in the Americas led to the demise of the history and culture of the indigenous peoples.
  • Christopher Columbus is often portrayed as the first European to sail to the Americas and as “the