On Wednesday (August 30) , the Los Angeles City Council made a major decision regarding the celebrating of a popular holiday. The city will no consider Columbus Day, which is a national holiday, as an official day. Instead they will celebrate a new holiday on that date, Indigenous Peoples Day.
While the move is being celebrated by many, the initiative received some opposition from Italian American groups, who stated that the change will erase part of their history. Others argued that they support the new plan, but hoped it wouldn’t fall on the same day as the Columbus holiday.
The holiday will remain a paid one for city employees regardless of its name. Seattle, Denver, and Albuquerque have also transitioned from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.