New Mexico Will Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Instead Of Columbus Day From Now On

On Tuesday, New Mexico officially eliminated Columbus Day as a statewide holiday, replacing it with one that honors Native Americans' heritage instead. New Mexico will celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day from now on, making it the fifth state in the country to rename the October holiday.

According to the Navajo Post, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed House Bill 100 on Tuesday, which officially established Indigenous Peoples' Day as a holiday in the state. The bill was previously approved by the state's house and senate, the El Paso Times noted.