America was not discovered … it was invaded and looted.
A gesture of human solidarity with those who have suffered such violence (and still suffers it after 500 years from the first colonization) begins precisely with the abolition in all countries of this ignoble "ceremony" that claims an invader for a navigator / explorer.
In recent years a new historical reflection has made its way in many countries, especially in Latin America, which wants to overturn this hypocritical celebration in favor of a commemoration of those peoples who instead resisted against invasion, torture, evangelization and the madness of imposing one culture on the other.
The celebration of Columbus Day in the United States began to decline at the end of the 20th century, although many Italian-Americans, and others, continue to champion it.
The states of Florida, Hawaii, Alaska,Vermont, South Dakota, New Mexico and Maine do not recognize it and have each replaced it with celebrations of Indigenous People's Day.