Columbus Day is celebrated annually on the second Monday of October and commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492.
The day is commemorated as the Columbus Day in United States, as Día de las Culturas (Day of the Cultures) in Costa Rica, as Día de la Hispanidad (Spanish Day), as Día de la Raza (Day of the Race) in many countries in Latin America, and a National Day in Spain, as Día de las Americas (Day of the Americas) in Uruguay, as Discovery Day in The Bahamas, and as Día de la Resistencia Indígena (Day of Indigenous Resistance) in Venezuela. And these celebrations have been commemorated officially in several countries.
United States Columbus Day Celebrations
Columbus Day became an authorized state holiday in Colorado in 1905 and became a national holiday in 1970.
Since 1971, the Columbus has been celebrated in U.S. on the second Monday of October, the similar day as Thanksgiving in nearby Canada. It is usually surveyed today by the bond market, banks, the U.S. Postal Service and further centralized agencies, most state Government offices, and some school districts; though, most stock exchanges and businesses remain open.
Columbus Day Celebrations across U.S.
Columbus Day Celebrations & Activities in Alaska
The State of Alaska, which has a big native population, does not know about the Columbus Day.
Columbus Day Celebrations & Activities in Arkansas
Some communal schools all through the state are closed in celebration of Columbus Day.
Columbus Day Celebrations & Activities in California
The city of Berkeley commemorates native People’s Day in place of Columbus Day each year with a POW wow and Native American market.
Columbus Day Celebrations & Activities in Cleveland
The Columbus Day parade in Cleveland occurs in Little Italy area near the University Circle. And the day starts with accumulation at Holy Rosary Church which attributes the combined choirs of 4 historically Italian Cleveland region churches – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Holy Rosary, St. Rocco and Holy Redeemer. Then the parade descends Murray Hill featuring above 100 units and also a dozen marching bands.
Columbus Day Celebrations & Activities in Colorado
The Columbus Day parade in Denver has been against through Native American groups and their followers for almost two decades.
Columbus Day Celebrations & Activities in Hawaii
Hawaii does not legitimately tribute the Columbus Day and in its place celebrates the Discoverer’s Day on the similar day, on the second Monday of each October. And the day is “in recognition of the Polynesian discoverers of the Hawaiian Islands”. And Neither Discoverer’s Day and Columbus Day is observed as a celebration through State Government, city, state and county Government schools and offices are open for commerce on the Columbus Day, while centralized Government offices are clogged.
In Hawaii, the Discoverer’s Day commemoration has become a day of remonstration for some sponsorship groups. A trendy remonstration site is Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace and Chancery building of Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu. And such sponsorship groups have been celebrating the Discoverer’s Day holiday as their own substitute, Indigenous Peoples Day. And the week is named Indigenous Peoples Week.
Columbus Day Celebrations & Activities in Massachusetts
The city of Boston, which has a big Italian people, marks the event on the Sunday prior to Columbus Day with parade throughout the city that changes every year between the North End and East Boston.
All state groups are clogged, and parking at meters is at no cost in the city of Boston.
Columbus Day Celebrations & Activities in New York
In New York State, The Columbus Day is a celebration, as Government offices and public schools are locked. On the other hand, the stock markets remain open. Columbus Day Parade is one of the biggest events of the year in New York City.
Columbus Day Celebrations & Activities in Nevada
Columbus Day is not an authorized holiday in Nevada; however it is a day of celebration. City and county Government offices, schools and state are open for commerce on Columbus Day.
Columbus Day Celebrations & Activities in Puerto Rico
As in mainland U.S., Columbus Day is an authorized holiday in unincorporated U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.
Columbus Day Celebrations & Activities in South Dakota
In the state of South Dakota, the day is legitimately a state holiday which is known as “Native American Day”, not Columbus Day.
Columbus Day Celebrations & Activities in U.S. Virgin Islands
As a result of hostility against Columbus Day, in the province of U.S. Virgin Islands, the day is commemorated as “Puerto Rico-Virgin Islands Friendship Day.”
Columbus Day Celebrations & Activities in Virginia
The second Monday of October is an authorized holiday in Virginia: Yorktown Victory Day, Columbus Day and reverence Christopher Columbus, and the ultimate victory at Yorktown in Revolutionary War.