Columbus Day 2017, 2018 and furtherView below the dates for (among others) Columbus Day 2017 and Columbus Day 2018.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.
|October 9, 2017||Columbus Day 2017||Monday|
|October 8, 2018||Columbus Day 2018||Monday|
|October 14, 2019||Columbus Day 2019||Monday|
|October 12, 2020||Columbus Day 2020||Monday|
|October 11, 2021||Columbus Day 2021||Monday|
|October 10, 2022||Columbus Day 2022||Monday|
|October 9, 2023||Columbus Day 2023||Monday|
|October 14, 2024||Columbus Day 2024||Monday|
|October 13, 2025||Columbus Day 2025||Monday|
|October 12, 2026||Columbus Day 2026||Monday|
|October 11, 2027||Columbus Day 2027||Monday|
Significance of Columbus Day 2017Columbus Day 2017 is an annual federal American holiday that occurs on the second Monday in October each year. Columbus Day 2017 is a day that commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas and his discovery of America on October 12, 1492.
History of Columbus DayPeople, throughout the world, have celebrated Columbus's voyage since the colonial period. Historically, the Italian-born explorer set sail in August, 1492. He intended to chart a western sea route to China, India and the renowned gold and Spice Islands of Asia; instead, he landed in the Bahamas, becoming the first European to explore the Americas since the Vikings set up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland during the 10th century. Columbus Day became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and later became a federal holiday in the United States by proclamation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937.
The date on which Columbus arrived in the Americas is also celebrated as the Day of the Race (Día de la Raza) in Latin America and some Latino communities in the United States. Columbus Day 2017 celebrations are known to be controversial because the settlement of Europeans in the Americas led to the deaths of a very large proportion of the Native American people.
It has been argued that this was a direct result of Columbus' actions. It is clear that the arrival of the European settlers led to the demise of a large proportion of the history and culture of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. It has also been argued that Columbus should not be honoured for discovering North America, as he only went as far as some islands in the Caribbean and never got as far as mainland America.