Monday, October 12, 2015
Columbus Day, USA
Today is the observance of the Columbus Day holiday here in the USA. This date, the second Monday of October, annually, is the official day commemorating the landing of the Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus, and his fleet of three ships sailing under the flag of Spain, here in the Western Hemisphere in 1492.
No matter whether a member of the Columbus sailing team (above) or of the Native Population (below) witnessing their arrival, one thing is certain. Their lives would be forever changed by this accidental encounter (Columbus was seeking the shores of India and the Far East Asia). .
Almost all of us understand that Christopher Columbus didn't "discover" the New World and in all honesty wasn't the first European to visit. There is ample historical evidence that the Vikings (Norsemen) from Scandinavia established trading outposts here almost 500 years prior to Columbus' historic landing. There is also evidence that the Polynesians from the South Pacific landed in what is now California several hundred years before Columbus set sail.
Both the Old World and the New World embarked on a journey together that is continuing even today.
Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!
Bare With Pride