Sunday, October 9, 2011

Columbus Day

October 9, at 2 p.m. we had English Speaking Club with two Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore and Andrew Brož and also with a guest from the USA, who was earlier the Peace Corps Volunteer, Edward Novick. This session was devoted to the American holiday, Columbus Day, which was celebrated on the second Monday of October. There were 24 people, among them students and teachers. We were speaking about Columbus Day, its traditions, history and special features. The visitors got answers to the questions concerning name of the holiday, discovery of America, and the way of its celebration in different US states. The attendants have also got the information that Columbus Day was not celebrated in all states of the USA. South Dakota's official holiday on this date is Native Americans' Day and people in California celebrate Indigenous People's Day. Special attention was devoted to the main idea of the holiday, which is to honor this day as an important date of the history of America. This session was useful for the attendants because they got the idea of American holidays on the example of Columbus Day.

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