Sunday, June 23, 2024
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Columbus Day 2024, 2025 and further

View below the dates for (among others) Columbus Day 2024 and Columbus Day 2025.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.

DateHolidayDayWeek numberDays to go
October 14, 2024 Columbus Day 2024 Monday 42 113
October 13, 2025 Columbus Day 2025 Monday 42 477
October 12, 2026 Columbus Day 2026 Monday 42 841
October 11, 2027 Columbus Day 2027 Monday 41 1205
October 9, 2028 Columbus Day 2028 Monday 41 1569
October 8, 2029 Columbus Day 2029 Monday 41 1933
October 14, 2030 Columbus Day 2030 Monday 42 2304
October 13, 2031 Columbus Day 2031 Monday 42 2668
October 11, 2032 Columbus Day 2032 Monday 42 3032
October 10, 2033 Columbus Day 2033 Monday 41 3396
October 9, 2034 Columbus Day 2034 Monday 41 3760

Significance of Columbus Day 2024

Columbus Day 2024 is an annual federal American holiday that occurs on the second Monday in October each year. Columbus Day 2024 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 Day

People, 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 2024 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.

Traditions of Columbus Day

Traditionally, celebrations of Columbus Day 2024 include lessons about Christopher Columbus and his voyage at schools. Throughout the United States, Columbus Day 2024 has evolved into a celebration of Italian-American heritage. Communities host parades and street fairs with colourful costumes, music and Italian food. In many cities and towns that honour indigenous peoples on this holiday hold activities such as traditional dance and lessons about Native American culture.

When is Columbus Day 2024

Columbus Day 2024 is a federal holiday that falls on the second Monday of October each year. The date of the Holiday changes each year but always remains on a Monday; consult the above table for exact dates.
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View or download the 2024 calendar.

See also the 2024 Calendar.