Columbus Day

From Giftypedia

Jump to: navigation, search

When Celebrated

Always second Monday in October


Zero giftys.jpg

About the Holiday

Columbus Day celebrates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas on October 12th, 1492. Columbus was looking for a new quicker trade route to the Indies. Columbus was sure that he could get there by sailing around the world. Columbus underestimated the circumference of the world and landed in the Bahamas not the East Indies.

Even though the holiday celebrates the anniversary of Columbus's arrival, which occurred on October 12th, in the US, it is celebrated on the second Monday of October which is close to, but not exactly on the anniversary. Being a federal holiday, it was designated to occur on a Monday to create a 3 day weekend.

October Info & More Holidays

Birthstone: Opalbirthstone.jpg
Flower: Marigold.jpg
Sep 23 - Oct 23


Oct 24 - Nov 21