Hello, 'Charmsians. I have come to ask on a somewhat controversial topic. Do you observe Columbus Day? I mean, 50% of the US acknowledge it through letting kids have the day off, while others don't. The reasoning behind the anti-Columbus day stance boils down to the facts that a) it wasn't 'discovered' if people were already there, b) he introduced slavery, smallpox, and cash crops to the 'New World', and c) he really didn't care about those natives. I am rather anti-Columbus Day, but unfortunately, my area acknowledges it.