When is Columbus Day in 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.
|Mon||Oct 8||2018||Columbus Day||Federal Holiday|
|Mon||Oct 14||2019||Columbus Day||Federal Holiday|
|Mon||Oct 12||2020||Columbus Day||Federal Holiday|
|Mon||Oct 11||2021||Columbus Day||Federal Holiday|
|Mon||Oct 10||2022||Columbus Day||Federal Holiday|
|Mon||Oct 9||2023||Columbus Day||Federal Holiday|
|Mon||Oct 14||2024||Columbus Day||Federal Holiday|
|Mon||Oct 13||2025||Columbus Day||Federal Holiday|
Columbus Day Video
Columbus Day Cards
List of Common Holidays in 2018
|New Year’s Day||January 1||Tuesday||Holidays /National|
|Martin Luther King Day||January 21||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Belly Laugh Day||January 24||Thursday||Holidays|
|Groundhog Day||February 2||Saturday||Holidays|
|Lincoln’s Birthday||February 12||Tuesday||Holidays /National|
|Valentine’s Day||February 14||Thursday||Holidays|
|Presidents Day and Washington’s Birthday||February 18||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Mardi Gras Carnival||March 5||Tuesday||Holidays|
|Daylight Saving||March 10||Sunday||Holidays|
|St. Patrick’s Day||March 17||Sunday||Holidays|
|April Fool’s Day||April 1||Monday||Holidays|
|Good Friday||April 19||Friday||Holidays|
|Easter Monday||April 22||Monday||Holidays|
|Earth Day||April 22||Monday||Holidays|
|Cinco de Mayo||May 5||Sunday||Holidays|
|Mother’s Day||May 12||Sunday||Holidays /National|
|Armed Forces Day||May 18||Saturday||Holidays|
|Memorial Day||May 27||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Pentecost Monday||June 10||Monday||Holidays|
|Flag Day||June 14||Friday||Holidays /National|
|Father’s Day||June 16||Sunday||Holidays /National|
|Independence Day||July 4||Thursday||Holidays /National|
|Parents’ Day||July 28||Sunday||Holidays|
|Labor Day||September 2||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Grandparents’ Day||September 8||Sunday||Holidays|
|Patriot Day or September 11th||September 11||Wednesday||Holidays|
|Stepfamily Day||September 16||Monday||Holidays|
|Citizenship Day||September 17||Tuesday||Holidays|
|Native American Day||September 27||Friday||Holidays|
|Columb Day||October 14||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Boss’s Day||October 16||Wednesday||Holidays|
|Sweetest Day||October 19||Saturday||Holidays|
|Daylight Saving||November 3||Sunday||Holidays|
|Veterans’ Day||November 11||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Thanksgiving||November 28||Thursday||Holidays /National|
|Black Friday||November 29||Friday||Holidays|
|Cyber Monday||December 2||Monday||Holidays|
|Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day||December 7||Saturday||Holidays|
|Christmas Day||December 25||Wednesday||Holidays /National|
|New Year’s Eve||December 31||Tuesday||Holidays|