Indigenous Resistance Day in Venezuela in 2022

Indigenous Resistance Day in Venezuela in 2022

  How long until Indigenous Resistance Day?
Indigenous Resistance Day
  Dates of Indigenous Resistance Day in Venezuela
2023 Venezuela Thu, Oct 12 National Holiday
2022 Venezuela Wed, Oct 12 National Holiday
2021 Venezuela Tue, Oct 12 National Holiday
2020 Venezuela Mon, Oct 12 National Holiday
2019 Venezuela Sat, Oct 12 National Holiday

Not an official holiday, this day Honors the heroes of the anti-Spanish resistance

  Local name
Día de la Resistencia Indígena
  Indigenous Resistance Day in other countries
Indigenous Resistance Day 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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