Columbus Day : National Holiday of US

Columbus Day is the National Holiday of United States. Monday, 12 October 2020, is the Columbus Day in United States.

This day is celebrated in the various countries in the Americas, Italy and Spain.

Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, opening the way for European exploration and colonization of the Americas. He was born in 1451, Genoa (Italy). He died on 20 May 1506 in Valladolid (Spain).

Why do we celebrated Columbus Day?

Countries officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. (would have been October 21, 1492 on Gregorian Proleptic Calendar).

When did Columbus Day become a holiday?

In year 1971, this day become a holiday. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt designated this day as a national holiday in 1934.

New name for Columbus Day?

Indigenous People’s Day is the name for it. Since 1990s, many states and cities across the United States have replaced this day with Indigenous People’s Day.

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