A replica of Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria.
Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas as an official holiday - Columbus Day. The day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906.
Federal holidays in the U.S.
Various countries in the Americas, Spain
Dia de la Raza, Day of the Race, Discovery Day, Dia de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional, Dia del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural, Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity, Dia de las Americas, Day of the Americas
On October 12, 1492 Christopher Columbus discovers The Americas for Spain.