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Read comments from 614now readers about changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.

Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, Oregon, South Dakota and Vermont do not recognize Columbus Day and either recognize other holidays or practice non-observance.

"Clearly we picked the second Monday [of October] for a reason", she said.

Throughout the years, Columbus Day has generated controversy and alternatives to the holiday have been proposed.

Columbus, Ohio, is open for business on Columbus Day, as the city is not observing the day that honors its controversial namesake. This is the first time the city will recognize Veterans Day as a city holiday in which municipal officers are closed.

This includes a peaceful protest of prayers, speeches and traditional singing in 2016 at Columbus City Hall - underneath the statue of the explorer that sits out front - to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and to urge OH to support more renewable energy. It's important to remember that if you deposit a check into an ATM on Columbus Day, it may take until the next business day to process.

In 1971, Columbus Day was moved to the second Monday of October.

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Boycotted by Native Americans, who called attention to Columbus's abuse of indigenous people in nationwide demonstrations that year, the OH celebration came at a price of $95 million.

"It's not PC for me to say anything against indigenous peoples", he told the Associated Press.

Columbus Day was first recognized as a USA federal holiday in 1937, but some states (Alaska, Hawaii and South Dakota) do not observe the holiday, which is widely controversial because of Columbus' treatment of indigenous people.

"Christopher Columbus's spirit of determination & adventure has provided inspiration to generations of Americans", Trump tweeted. Here's a guide to what's open and closed! While schools in some states are closed for the holiday, you'll have to specifically check with your district to see if yours falls under that jurisdiction.

Is the Post Office Open or Closed on Columbus Day?

That's the message that it sends to us and that's what it feels like; we're Europeans and we lop Indians' heads off.

Organizers of the 39-year-old Columbus Italian Festival, traditionally held on Columbus Day weekend, were not given advance notice of the city's decision, said board member Joseph Contino.

Tyrone Smith, director of the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio, said the city's decision is another step in embracing its growing diversity. According to the book "Columbus: The Story of a City" by historian Ed Lentz, the state lawmaker who lived in that area simply admired Columbus and persuaded fellow lawmakers that his name would make a good name for the capital.