Maine City Says No to ‘Columbus Day’
Bangor, Maine has decided the second Monday in October will no longer be known as 'Columbus Day.' It will now be known as 'Indigenous Peoples Day.'
It was earlier this week, that the city council in Bangor voted to approve the change.
According to a report from WMTW, proponents of renaming the day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day believe the United States should drop the name Columbus Day because of the way European explorers massacred Native American populations.
According to OfficeHolidays.com, there are some states in the nation that do not recognize Columbus Day.