Native American Day 2017, 2018 and furtherView below the dates for (among others) Native American Day 2017 and Native American Day 2018.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.
|September 22, 2017||Native American Day 2017||Friday|
|September 28, 2018||Native American Day 2018||Friday|
|September 27, 2019||Native American Day 2019||Friday|
|September 25, 2020||Native American Day 2020||Friday|
|September 24, 2021||Native American Day 2021||Friday|
|September 23, 2022||Native American Day 2022||Friday|
|September 22, 2023||Native American Day 2023||Friday|
|September 27, 2024||Native American Day 2024||Friday|
|September 26, 2025||Native American Day 2025||Friday|
|September 25, 2026||Native American Day 2026||Friday|
|September 24, 2027||Native American Day 2027||Friday|
Significance of Native American Day 2017The second Monday of October, annually, marks Columbus Day in many parts the United States but not all states or regions follow this observance. Instead, they celebrate Native American Day 2017. Native American Day 2017 is a federal holiday observed, annually, on the fourth Friday in September in the state of California and on the second Monday in October in South Dakota, United States.
It is a day dedicated to honouring and celebrating Native Americans, the Native American culture and the contribution that Native Americans have made in the past and still continue to make to their respective states and the United States as a whole.
History of Native American DayNative Americans are considered to be the first Americans to live in and populate the United States. By the time the first explorers and settlers arrived from Europe, Native Americans had populated the entire North American continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the northern reaches of Canada.
In 1968, Governor Ronald Reagan signed a resolution calling for a holiday called “American Indian Day”, to be held the Fourth Friday in September. In 1998, the California Assembly declared “Native American Day” as an official state holiday, observed annually on the fourth Friday in September in the state of California.
In South Dakota (1989), the South Dakota legislature unanimously passed legislation proposed by Governor George S. Mickelson to proclaim 1990 as the "Year of Reconciliation" between Native Americans and white population, to change Columbus Day to Native American Day.
Since 1990, the second Monday in October has been celebrated as Native American Day in South Dakota. South Dakota is the only state to practice the non-observance of the federal holiday of Columbus Day by recognizing Native American Day. Today, both California and South Dakota refer to the holiday as Native American Day 2017.