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Vermont passes bill abolishing Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day


April 22, 2019

For three years, the state of Vermont has been celebrating the second Monday of October, traditionally and federally labeled as Columbus Day, as Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Vermont's former governor, a Democrat, signed a proclamation rebranding the holiday in 2016. The state's current governor, Republican Phil Scott, has continued the tradition.


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