Columbus Day (Monday) will come at just a good time for me. I think having a day off is just the thing for me.
I have not noticed any criticisms of Columbus this year. It seems to bring all the rights pushers out of the woodwork when tributes to Columbus are planned but they are not as obvious so far.
So the Vikings were here before him and maybe even some Chinese from way, way back. It was with Columbus and the other explorers of his era who are responsible for the settlement of this hemisphere.