In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, or at least, that’s what they told you in Kindergarten class.
In fact, that’s probably all you really remember about the Genoa-born explorer, Christopher Columbus — and only when Columbus Day rolls around, if you’re fortunate enough to get a day off for it (Only 23 states give their workers a paid day off to celebrate it, according to a 2013 Pew poll).
So you may be wondering how Columbus Day actually became a federal holiday, and who celebrates it. Watch the video above to find out.
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