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How are you Celebrating Columbus Day in Emmaus Patch?

Columbus Day is Monday, Oct. 8. Tell us what you're up to today.

How are you Celebrating Columbus Day in Emmaus Patch?

Columbus Day, a nationally recognized  federal holiday, falls on Monday, Oct. 8 this year. While it is an opportunity for some to sleep in on a Monday, the holiday itself is also interesting, and a great time to celebrate and shop.

Columbus Day remembers Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’ long journey across the Atlantic Ocean to the “New World." The voyage was victorious when land was first spotted on Oct. 12, 1492.

The day is also considered a celebration of Italian heritage, as well as a huge  shopping day in the U.S. 

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is responsible for making the  holiday a federal one in 1937.

Tell us: What are your plans for Columbus Day? Shopping? Relaxation? Celebration?

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