By Giuovanna Hernandez
Everyone has a different opinion about holidays and which ones should be considered holidays or not. An example is Columbus day many people think that it should be renamed or shouldn’t be a holiday at all. This is because people think that if we celebrate that day it means we are honoring slave trade.
According to Time and Date, “Columbus day is a public holiday in many parts of the United states, but is not a day off in some states. Some government offices are closed because Columbus Day is still a federal government holiday. The day is a legal observance in states like Florida. In 1937, Columbus Day become a holiday across the United States. Since 1971, it has been celebrated on the second Monday in October.”
There are some states that renamed the “holiday” because they think that it is not the proper name for it. People think that it honors slave trade but some people think that Valentine's day should be a holiday and get the day off.
Bertha Perez a Senior from Samueli Academy said, “ I feel that we shouldn’t come to school on holiday days that are considered “holidays” because others school get the day off”, “ One of the holidays that I don’t consider them being holidays is Columbus Day because we still have school that day.”
“I think there should be more holidays because there are some holidays that some people can’t celebrate. That is because of their religious and there should be more based on culture.”
“I think Halloween should be a holiday because we go out & celebrate.”
“Yes I think Halloween should be a legal holiday because we kind of celebrate it by going trick-o-treating”
“No, it’s not that important because there are some people that don’t think it is a big deal for the people that don’t have a partner.”
These are opinions that Jasmine Diaz a Senior from Samueli Academy said, “ I believe that holidays should always be a student day off. As a student I don’t believe we get many days off as we should have. Some holidays should be recognized more as well.”
“I don't understand the requirements that are needed for a holiday to become national, but columbus day is a holiday. I don’t think it should be considered a holiday. He wasn’t the first to find America, the Native Americans were.
“I believe Christmas should be a holiday because many of the times it comes from a personal religious side. That was the day Jesus Christ was born.”
“ No, because August-September have no holidays therefore we should add some in between”
I think there are 20ish holidays that we have so far and that are recognised for their accomplishments or a movement.”
“Yes, because we adopted it from Ireland and it gives people a chance to get creative and for kids and sdults to have some funwith family and freinds.”
“Yes, because in this world money is an important thing to have to survive. Therefore many couples and people work a lot that don’t get enough time for their significant other.”
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