Columbus Day celebrates the arrival of Italian Explorer Christopher Columbus on the American continent on October 12, 1492. This day is celebrated in United States (USA) and many other countries as an Official Holiday.
In United States, Columbus Day is celebrated every year on the second Monday of October.
In 2017, Colombus Day will be celebrated on Monday, October 09, 2017.
On Columbus Day, people of United States celebrate the anniversary of the discovery of their country. The day is marked with celebrations, church services and other activities. Most states celebrate Columbus Day as an official state holiday, though many mark it as a “Day of Observance” or “Recognition”.
Columbus day is a public holiday in many parts of the United States, but is not observed or is not a holiday in some of the states.
Government offices and schools are generally closed and flag of the United States is displayed on Government buildings. But businesses are generally open on this day.
The Columbus Day celebrations in New York and San Francisco are particularly noteworthy.
Happy Columbus Day
Columbus Day Celebrations in Other Parts of the World :
In other parts of the world the day is celebrated with different names.
The day is celebrated as Día de la Raza in many countries in Latin America, as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, as Día de la Hispanidad or Fiesta Nacional in Spain, Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity) in Argentina and as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) in Uruguay.
In Hawaii, Columbus Day is also known as Landing Day or Discoverer’s Day.