Columbus Day

DateEventPlace
Oct 14, 2019 Columbus Day 2019 USA
Oct 12, 2020 Columbus Day 2020 USA

Information about Columbus Day

A replica of Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria.

Significance: 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.

Type:
Federal holidays in the U.S.
Observed by:
Various countries in the Americas, Spain
Location:
USA
Synonyms:
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
Initiator:
American Countries
Date origin:
On October 12, 1492 Christopher Columbus discovers The Americas for Spain.

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