Leif Erikson Day


By Eric Dregni | October 10, 2011

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Monday is Columbus Day, when we celebrate the discoveries of Christopher Columbus. But ask some Scandinavians which European really discovered America, and they’ll tell you that Columbus arrived 500 years too late for that honor. Commentator Eric Dregni tells us about the Nordic explorer behind the celebration of Leif Erikson Day.

Eric Dregni

Eric Dregni teaches English at Concordia University in St. Paul. He’s the author of several books including Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America.
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