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Bangor Votes To Replace Columbus Day With A New Holiday

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For 80 years, Columbus Day has been a federal holiday in the United States recognizing the arrival of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. This year, however, Bangor will not be recognizing it as Columbus Day.

According to WMTW, the Bangor City Council has voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in recognition of the people who lived here before Columbus arrived.

In a document realased after the council vote, it was noted that the Bangor area has several tribes of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and the new holiday will “recognize and celebrate the Indigenous Peoples” of the region.

As far as doing business, nothing changes. Banks, post offices and all federal agencies will be closed on October 9th as always in Bangor.

What do you think about Bangor’s change? Let us know in the comment section below or on our Facebook page.

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