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World Vegetarian Day

HAPPY PLAIDURDAY

5K POW/MIA RUN

 

2

 

Michigan Tech Homecoming Week (10/02 - 10/08)

World Farm Animals Day

 

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4

 

National Taco Day

 

5

 

World Teachers Day

 

6

 

National Noodle Day

ENERGY EFFICIENCY DAY

 

7

 

Michigan Tech Family Weekend

 

8

 
 
 

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10

 

World Mental Health Day

Indigenous People's Day (also celebrated as Columbus Day)

National Tic Tac Day

 

11

 

National Sausage Pizza Day

 

12

 

National Farmers Day

 

13

 

National Yorkshire Pudding Day (USA)

 

14

 

National Dessert Day (recipes included)

 

15

 

Global Handwashing Day

 

16

 

World Food Day

 

17

 
 
 

18

 

National Chocolate Cupcake Day (recipes included)

 

19

 
 
 

20

 
 
 

21

 
 
 

22

 

Husky Alpine Mountain Run

National Nut Day (recipes included)

 

23

 
 
 

24

 

National Food Day

Diwali

 

25

 
 
 

26

 

National Pumpkin Day (recipes included)

 

27

 
 
 

28

 

National Chocolate Day (recipes included)

 

29

 

National Oatmeal Day (recipes included)

 

30

 
 
 

31

 

Halloween

 
     

October 10, 2022

Indigenous People's Day (also celebrated as Columbus Day)

History of Indigenous People's Day

As you may guess from the link above, this holiday has risen to prominence as a replacement for Columbus Day.

The date of Columbus' arrival in the new world on October 12th 1492 was adopted by many countries across the Americas and the Caribbean as a public holiday.

In recent decades, the awareness that colonization by Spain and other European nations spelled disaster for the indigenous peoples had led to almost all of these holidays being replaced by a 'Day of the Races', which focuses on celebrating the heritage and contribution to the Americas of those who were here before Columbus.

That this approach has been taken up in the USA is not surprising, particularly in states which have a substantial indigenous community. South Dakota made its change in 1990. To date, the only other states to have switched from Columbus Day are Maine and New Mexico who both adopted Indigenous People's Day in 2019.

Some states have avoided having to change by quietly dropping Columbus Day from its list of holidays. Nowadays it is estimated that only 14% of employees have a day off on Columbus Day.

According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2010, some 5.2 million people in the United States identified as American Indian and Alaska Native, either alone or in combination with one or more other races.

And it's growing population, the total U.S. population grew by 9.7% from 281.4 million in 2000 to 308.7 million in 2010. In comparison, the American Indian and Alaska Native population increased almost twice as fast as the total for the U.S.

 
 

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