October 9 is Leif Erikson Day , a United States holiday that honors the Icelandic explorer who some believe was the first European to reach North America. Christopher Columbus and his holiday are controversial today largely because of the way he and subsequent European explorers and settlers treated Native Americans.
kwk9898. 2 years ago. It’s a reference to Spongebob Squarepants, the episode where they celebrate Leif Erikson Day. I think the phrase is supposed to be mocking Norse speech.
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National Leif Erickson Day is observed annually on October 9th. The day honors the Norwegian-born Leif Erikson . The Norse explorer earns credit for bringing the first Europeans known to have set foot in North America. Leif Erikson left the European continent in 999 and landed in North America around the year 1,000.
Leif Erikson , Leiv Eiriksson or Leif Ericson ( c. 970 – c. 1020) was a Norse explorer from Iceland. He is thought to have been the first known European to have set foot on continental North America (excluding Greenland), approximately half a millennium before Christopher Columbus .
Leif Eriksson Day commemorates the Norse explorer believed to have led the first European expedition to North America. Nearly 500 years before the birth of Christopher Columbus , a band of European sailors left their homeland behind in search of a new world.
Leif Erikson Day is SpongeBob’s favorite holiday, next to April Fool’s Day . It is held on October 9 and celebrated in the episode “Bubble Buddy.”
According to one school of thought, Erikson sailed off course on his way back to Greenland and landed on the North American continent, where he explored a region he called Vinland. He may also have sought out Vinland based on stories of an earlier voyage by an Icelandic trader.
Leif Erikson (also spelled Leif Eriksson, Old Norse Leifr Eiríksson), nicknamed Leif ‘the Lucky’, was a Norse Viking who is best known for arguably being the first European to have set foot on North American soil along with his crew c. 1000 CE.
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Five hundred years before Columbus , a daring band of Vikings led by Leif Eriksson set foot in North America and established a settlement. And long before that, some scholars say, the Americas seem to have been visited by seafaring travelers from China, and possibly by visitors from Africa and even Ice Age Europe.
October 9 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the day that the ship Restauration arrived in New York from Stavanger, Norway on October 9 , 1825. This was the start of organized immigration from Scandinavia to the USA. The date is not associated with an event in Leif Erikson’s life.
Leif Erikson Day – October 9, 2021 .