Columbus Day is a federal holiday that commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus, who was Italian, in the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492, but it's not a legal holiday in Seattle Washington.
The Seattle City Council has voted to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on the same day as the federally recognized holiday, Columbus Day.
Seattle says, "nobody discovered Seattle, Washington."
Indigenous Peoples' Day honors the contributions and culture of Native Americans and the indigenous community in Seattle. Indigenous Peoples' Day will be celebrated on the second Monday in October.
Tribal members and other supporters say the move recognizes the rich history of people who have inhabited the area for centuries.
Several Italian-Americans and others objected to the move, saying Indigenous Peoples' Day honors one group while disregarding the Italian heritage of others.