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Columbus Day In The United States | 12 October 2020 | History and controversy | Knowledge

Columbus Day  October 12, 2020

Columbus Day occurs on the second Monday in October. This year, it will be observed on Monday, October 12.

Why Do We Observe Columbus Day ?

Columbus Day is a public holiday in some areas. Where it is a day off and schools and most businesses are closed. In other areas, Columbus Day Is a normal working day.

History of Columbus Day

Columbus Discovered the Americas in 1992, the earliest documentation of any unofficial celebration of Columbus day wasn't until 1792. By the 400Th Anniversary, Following a lynching in new Orleans where a mob had murdered, Italian immigrants, president Benjamin Harrison declared Columbus Day as a one - time national celebration. This was a part of larger effort after, many Italian - Americans took this as an opportunity to celebrate their heritage. It wasn't  until 1966, when Mariano A. Lucca, from NY, founded the national Columbus day committee, 

How is it celebrated?

Many Italian - Americans celebrate their heritage on this day with parades and street fairs. Further, native groups use the day to honor the indigenous people of the Americans.

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