These beautiful pictures celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day around the world

The second Monday in October has long been named a national holiday known as Columbus Day to celebrate when Christopher Columbus landed in America. However, recently we’ve all started to take a harder look at history, and there have been major issues raised about Columbus’ treatment of Native Americans, so many have started to shift the focus to Indigenous Peoples Day, and we think that’s a fabulous reason to celebrate the vibrant indigenous cultures of our world.

Here are a series of beautiful images of Indigenous Peoples from around the world to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.

Like this stunning image from “Rocking the Rez” in Texas.

This Nepalese girl looks stunning traditional attire at the Indigenous Day celebration in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Nahua Pipil people of El Salvador celebrate the day in San Salvador.

These women of the Lambadi tribe of India perform a traditional dance in Hyderabad.

These women from the indigenous Temiar community in Malaysia wait backstage before a performance at a celebration outside Kuala Lumpur.

We are in awe of all the beautiful, unique cultures of Indigenous Peoples throughout the world. Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!