Columbus Day around the world in 2019

Columbus Day around the world in 2019
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  Dates of Columbus Day around the world
2020VariousOct 12
Puerto RicoMon, Oct 12National Holiday
USAOct 12
AlabamaMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
ArizonaMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
ColoradoMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
ConnecticutMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
District of ColumbiaMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
GeorgiaMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
IdahoMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
IllinoisMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
IndianaMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
MarylandMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
MassachusettsMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
MissouriMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
MontanaMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
NebraskaMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
New JerseyMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
New YorkMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
OhioMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
PennsylvaniaMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
Rhode IslandMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
South DakotaMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
UtahMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
VirginiaMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
West VirginiaMon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
2019VariousOct 14
Puerto RicoMon, Oct 14National Holiday
USAOct 14
AlabamaMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
ArizonaMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
ColoradoMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
ConnecticutMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
District of ColumbiaMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
GeorgiaMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
IdahoMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
IllinoisMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
IndianaMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
MarylandMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
MassachusettsMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
MissouriMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
MontanaMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
NebraskaMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
New JerseyMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
New YorkMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
OhioMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
PennsylvaniaMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
Rhode IslandMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
South DakotaMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
UtahMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
VirginiaMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
West VirginiaMon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
2018VariousOct 8
Puerto RicoMon, Oct 8National Holiday
USAOct 8
AlabamaMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
AlaskaMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
ArizonaMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
ColoradoMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
ConnecticutMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
District of ColumbiaMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
GeorgiaMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
IdahoMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
IllinoisMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
IndianaMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
MaineMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
MarylandMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
MassachusettsMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
MissouriMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
MontanaMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
NebraskaMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
New HampshireMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
New JerseyMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
New MexicoMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
New YorkMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
OhioMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
PennsylvaniaMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
Rhode IslandMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
South CarolinaMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
South DakotaMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
UtahMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
VirginiaMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
West VirginiaMon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
2017VariousOct 9
Puerto RicoMon, Oct 9National Holiday
USAOct 9
AlabamaMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
AlaskaMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
ArizonaMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
ColoradoMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
ConnecticutMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
District of ColumbiaMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
GeorgiaMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
IdahoMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
IllinoisMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
IndianaMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
MaineMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
MarylandMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
MassachusettsMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
MissouriMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
MontanaMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
NebraskaMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
New HampshireMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
New JerseyMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
New MexicoMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
New YorkMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
OhioMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
PennsylvaniaMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
Rhode IslandMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
South CarolinaMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
South DakotaMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
UtahMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
VirginiaMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
West VirginiaMon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
2016USAOct 10
Alabama Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Alaska Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Arizona Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Colorado Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Connecticut Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
District of Columbia Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Georgia Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Idaho Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Illinois Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Indiana Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Maine Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Maryland Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Massachusetts Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Missouri Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Montana Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Nebraska Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
New Hampshire Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
New Jersey Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
New Mexico Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
New York Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Ohio Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Pennsylvania Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Rhode Island Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
South Carolina Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
South Dakota Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Utah Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Virginia Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
West Virginia Mon, Oct 10Regional Holiday
This national holiday commemorates the exact date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas
  Which countries observe Columbus Day in 2019?
Puerto Rico  Puerto RicoOct 14National Holiday
USA  USAOct 14Regional Holiday

When is Columbus Day?

This U.S. federal holiday commemorates the date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. In the USA it is observed on the Second Monday in October.

Though Columbus Day is one of the 10 U.S. legal federal holidays, it is not considered a major one. There will be no postal service.

It is a Federal Reserve Bank holiday, so while banks may open, some transactions will not be processed. Most businesses remain open and retail stores may run special sales.

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq remain open on this federal holiday.

In addition to a state level, in many cities, the day is now celebrated as Native Americans’ Day or Indigenous People’s Day.

According to data from the Society for Human Resource Management, only 14% of organizations closed on Columbus Day in 2014.

History of Columbus Day

Columbus' voyages across the Atlantic Ocean initiated the European exploration and colonization of the Americas.

While the first voyage in 1492 was immensely significant, Columbus did not actually reach the American mainland until his third voyage in 1498.

Instead, while trying to find a sea route to India, he made landfall on an island in the Bahamas that he named San Salvador.

Did you know?

It is now generally accepted that Columbus was not the earliest European explorer to reach the Americas and that Viking sailors had ventured as far as Newfoundland around 1000 AD.

While there had been celebrations in 1792 to mark the 300th anniversary, Columbus Day was first officially proclaimed by President Benjamin Harrison in 1892, to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus' landing in the Bahamas.

Colorado was the first US state to make Columbus Day an official holiday and Franklin Roosevelt established the first federal observance of Columbus Day in 1937. Since 1971, the holiday has been celebrated on the second Monday in October.

How is Columbus Day celebrated?

The largest celebration of Columbus Day is in New York City, which hosts a huge parade. Communities with large Italian American populations may hold special Columbus Day festivities.

Did you know?

Three facts about Columbus Day

Christopher Columbus' real name was Cristoforo Columbo. He was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy

Before he was an admiral and governor in the new world, Columbus was a pirate or privateer, who took part in attacks on Moorish merchant vessels

Nobody is sure where Columbus is buried as he was reburied many times in different places around the world

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