Tuesday June 25, 2019

Columbus Day 2006

Christopher Columbus monument in Barcelona, Spain.Christopher Columbus monument in Barcelona, Spain.

Columbus Day for the year 2006 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, October 9th.

Columbus Day is on the second Monday of October. It marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival to America on October 12, 1492. He was an Italian explorer who took three ships the Santa Maria, Nina, and La Pinta and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean looking for a faster way to get to the Far East and by accident landed in the New World. The day celebrates the landing of Christopher Columbus’s ships in the New World. Later in history another national holiday with old historic roots in America, Thanksgiving Day, was first celebrated in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts by the early settlers who celebrated the work and sacrifice to have a good harvest.

States that don’t celebrate

Florida, Alaska, Hawaii, Vermont, New Mexico, South Dakota and Maine don’t celebrate the day. Iowa and Nevada do not have Columbus Day as an official holiday but mandate that the governor proclaim it by statue each year. California and Texas still recognize the day but it is not an official holiday where government workers get paid time off. There are also several cities around the country that do not celebrate the day and instead celebrate Indigenous Peoples, Day.

Monday, October 9th is day number 282 of the 2006 calendar year with -12 years, -8 months, -16 days until Columbus Day 2006.

More information on Columbus Day. (Traditions, Customs and History)

Columbus Day
Name(s):Columbus Day
Type:Federal Holiday
When:Second Monday in October

October 2006 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Oct 1Dussehra 2006Hindu-4650
Oct 2Yom Kippur 2006Jewish-4649
Oct 2Child Health Day 2006Observance-4649
Oct 7Sukkot 2006Jewish-4644
Oct 9Leif Erikson 2006Observance-4642
Oct 9Columbus Day 2006Federal Holiday-4642
Oct 14Shemini Atzeret 2006Jewish-4637
Oct 15Simchat Torah 2006Jewish-4636
Oct 16Boss's Day 2006Observance-4635
Oct 19Laylat al Qadr 2006Muslim-4632
Oct 21Diwali 2006Hindu-4630
Oct 24Eid al-Fitr 2006Muslim-4627
Oct 29Daylight Saving Time - ends 2006Daylight Saving-4622
Oct 31Halloween 2006Observance-4620

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