Discovery Day!Five hundred and twenty one years ago, Christopher Columbus discovered the New World. On October 12, 1492, the Italian explorer first set foot on North American land. It was somewhere east of Florida.
Where Did the Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria actually make landfall?
|Grahams Harbour, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, public domain|
But, don't despair . . . You may find yourself in downtown Nassau at Rawson Square when the ceremony takes place that names the Bahamian Heroes of the year.
Somehow, I don't think many eateries and drinking establishments would consider closing for the holiday, so you shouldn't go hungry or thirsty, either! So, should you find yourself in The Bahamas this Columbus Day - or Discovery Day, as it's known there - enjoy!
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