Columbus Day is a public holiday in the United States that commemorates the date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. In the USA it is observed on the Second Monday in October. Columbus Day is also known as Día de la Raza ("Day of the Race") in many countries in Latin America and as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain.  Across the US people celebrate the day Columbus landed in america because it changed the course of history.

   The Italian-born explorer, Christopher Columbus, had set sail, backed by the Spanish monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella as he intended to chart a western sea route to China, India and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia; instead, he landed in the Bahamas, becoming the first European to explore the Americas. Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World(America) on October 12, 1492.  It has been a U.S. national holiday since 1937. 1992 marked the 500th anniversary of the Columbus discovery. Columbus Day was originally held on 12 October every year to coincide with the anniversary of Columbus’s arrival. In 1971, the date of the holiday was changed to the second Monday in October. 

 Because of Columbus’s Italian heritage and Catholic faith, many Italian-American people observe the holiday by attending church services or parades on the holiday. In many parts of the United States, Columbus Day has evolved into a celebration of Italian-American heritage. Local groups host parades and street fairs featuring colorful costumes, music and Italian food. In cities and towns that use the day to honor indigenous peoples, activities include pow-wows, traditional dance and lessons about Native American culture.

This year it falls on Monday, October 10, 2016.

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