Monday, October 12, 2015

(USA) Working on Columbus Day? It depends on where you live

Columbus Day

Nearly 100 years ago, Colorado became the first state to designate Columbus Day as a state holiday, largely due to the efforts of Angelo Noce, a first-generation Italian immigrant in Denver. The day spread, in large part as a celebration of Italian-American heritage; it became a federal holiday in 1937. It was moved from Oct. 12 to the second Monday in October starting in 1971. (Read full text at Pew Research Center's website)

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