Day of respect for cultural diversity in Costa Rica in 2020

Day of respect for cultural diversity in Costa Rica in 2020

  How long until Day of respect for cultural diversity?
There are no upcoming dates for this event
  Dates of Day of respect for cultural diversity in Costa Rica
2019 Costa Rica Sat, Oct 12 National Holiday
2018 Costa Rica Fri, Oct 12 National Holiday
2017 Costa Rica Mon, Oct 16 National Holiday
2016 Costa Rica Mon, Oct 17 National Holiday
2015 Costa Rica Mon, Oct 12 National Holiday
  Summary
Honors the indigenous people of the Americas on the date when Columbus first set foot in the Americas
  Day of respect for cultural diversity in other countries
Day of respect for cultural diversity internationally

When is this holiday?

The date of Columbus' arrival in the Americas is celebrated in Central and South America as the Día de la Raza ("day of the race"), commemorating the first encounters of Europe and Native Americans. It is a celebration of the diversity among Native Americans and Europeans.

The day commemorates the date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. In the USA it is observed on the Second Monday in October.

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 3rd 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.

He was also not the earliest European explorer to reach the Americas, with the indisputable evidence of Norsemen having reached the mainland of North America centuries before.

The day was first celebrated in Argentina in 1917, Venezuela in 1921, Chile in 1923, Colombia in 1921 and Mexico in 1928.

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