Reflecting on the Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day, has replaced Columbus Day in 130 U.S. cities within 34 states, and eight of those include complete states. South Dakota took a stance in 1990 changing their holiday to Native American Day. Hawaii celebrates Discoverers' Day to recognize the Polynesian discoverers of the Hawaiian Islands.

From last year to this year, the number of U.S. cities no longer recognizing Christopher Columbus nearly doubled. In 2018, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, replaced Columbus Day in 55 U.S. cities, recognizing Native Americans instead. Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognizes the people native to the land instead of instead of Christopher Columbus.

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