Columbus Day 2018


When is Columbus Day in 2018?Columbus Day 2018

Columbus Day in 2018
Monday, October 8, 2018

When is Columbus Day in 2019?

Columbus Day in 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019

Why we celebrate Columbus Day?

Columbus Day is associated with the date when Christopher Columbus sailed to America – October 12, 1492. The holiday is controversial, as the European settlement in America led to the destruction of the culture and history of the indigenous peoples of the country.
Columbus Day is celebrated to honor Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to America in 1492.

He sailed west from Spain in 1492 and reached the islands of present day Bahamas. Columbus mistakenly thought that he had found a new route to the East, which at the time meant China, Japan, India, and the Indies. So he called the islands the “West Indies,” and the indigenous inhabitants “Indians.”

When Columbus left Spain in 1492, most people in the world thought there were only three large landmasses: Europe, Asia, and Africa. Although he didn’t realize it, it was Columbus who proved that idea wrong. Even though he thought he’d reached Asia, he’d opened up the New World to Europe. More importantly, unlike other explorers who only wanted to trade or travel, Columbus built settlements in the New World. These changes brought wealth and he possibilities of a new life in a New World to some individuals.
In 1892 President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation urging Americans to mark the Day.

Columbus Day always celebrated on the second Monday in October. The major celebration of the day takes place in New York City, which holds a huge parade each year.

What Do People Do?

Americans celebrate the opening by attending church services. In some cities, the country holds parades and major events. Beautifully celebrate the holiday in New York and San Francisco. In Hawaii Columbus Day is celebrated as the Day of the Discoverers. This is not a public holiday. Many states celebrate the Day of Indigenous Peoples instead of Columbus Day.

How to Celebrate Columbus Day?

Columbus Day is a state holiday in many US states and not a day off in some states. Some government agencies may be closed. Enterprises and shops are open in states where Columbus Day is not a public holiday. Schools can work.

Columbus Day Observances

List of dates for other years.

MonOct 82018Columbus DayFederal Holiday
MonOct 142019Columbus DayFederal Holiday
MonOct 122020Columbus DayFederal Holiday
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List of Common Holidays in 2018

NameDateWeekdayHoliday Type
New Year’s DayJanuary 1TuesdayHolidays /National
Martin Luther King DayJanuary 21MondayHolidays /National
Belly Laugh DayJanuary 24ThursdayHolidays
Groundhog DayFebruary 2SaturdayHolidays
Lincoln’s BirthdayFebruary 12TuesdayHolidays /National
Valentine’s DayFebruary 14ThursdayHolidays
Presidents Day and Washington’s BirthdayFebruary 18MondayHolidays /National
Mardi Gras CarnivalMarch 5TuesdayHolidays
Daylight SavingMarch 10SundayHolidays
St. Patrick’s DayMarch 17SundayHolidays
April Fool’s DayApril 1MondayHolidays
Good FridayApril 19FridayHolidays
EasterApril 21SundayHolidays
Easter MondayApril 22MondayHolidays
Earth DayApril 22MondayHolidays
Cinco de MayoMay 5SundayHolidays
Mother’s DayMay 12SundayHolidays /National
Armed Forces DayMay 18SaturdayHolidays
Memorial DayMay 27MondayHolidays /National
PentecostJune 9SundayHolidays
Pentecost MondayJune 10MondayHolidays
Flag DayJune 14FridayHolidays /National
Father’s DayJune 16SundayHolidays /National
Independence DayJuly 4ThursdayHolidays /National
Parents’ DayJuly 28SundayHolidays
Labor DaySeptember 2MondayHolidays /National
Grandparents’ DaySeptember 8SundayHolidays
Patriot Day or September 11thSeptember 11WednesdayHolidays
Stepfamily DaySeptember 16MondayHolidays
Citizenship DaySeptember 17TuesdayHolidays
Native American DaySeptember 27FridayHolidays
Columb DayOctober 14MondayHolidays /National
Boss’s DayOctober 16WednesdayHolidays
Sweetest DayOctober 19SaturdayHolidays
HalloweenOctober 31ThursdayHolidays
Daylight SavingNovember 3SundayHolidays
Veterans’ DayNovember 11MondayHolidays /National
ThanksgivingNovember 28ThursdayHolidays /National
Black FridayNovember 29FridayHolidays
Cyber MondayDecember 2MondayHolidays
Pearl Harbor Remembrance DayDecember 7SaturdayHolidays
Christmas DayDecember 25WednesdayHolidays /National
New Year’s EveDecember 31TuesdayHolidays