Monday June 24, 2019

Columbus Day 2007

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

Columbus Day for the year 2007 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, October 8th.

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 8th is day number 281 of the 2007 calendar year with -11 years, -8 months, -16 days until Columbus Day 2007.

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

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

October 2007 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Oct 1Child Health Day 2007Observance-4284
Oct 4Shemini Atzeret 2007Jewish-4281
Oct 5Simchat Torah 2007Jewish-4280
Oct 8Columbus Day 2007Federal Holiday-4277
Oct 8Laylat al Qadr 2007Muslim-4277
Oct 9Leif Erikson 2007Observance-4276
Oct 11Navratri 2007Hindu-4274
Oct 13Eid al-Fitr 2007Muslim-4272
Oct 16Boss's Day 2007Observance-4269
Oct 31Halloween 2007Observance-4254
Oct 19Dussehra 2007Hindu-4266

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