Columbus Day for the year 2008 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, October 13th.
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 13th is day number 287 of the 2008 calendar year with -10 years, -8 months, -11 days until Columbus Day 2008.
More information on Columbus Day. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|When:||Second Monday in October|
October 2008 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Oct 2||Eid al-Fitr 2008||Muslim||-3917|
|Oct 6||Child Health Day 2008||Observance||-3913|
|Oct 13||Columbus Day 2008||Federal Holiday||-3906|
|Oct 9||Yom Kippur 2008||Jewish||-3910|
|Oct 9||Leif Erikson 2008||Observance||-3910|
|Oct 9||Dussehra 2008||Hindu||-3910|
|Oct 14||Sukkot 2008||Jewish||-3905|
|Oct 16||Boss's Day 2008||Observance||-3903|
|Oct 21||Shemini Atzeret 2008||Jewish||-3898|
|Oct 22||Simchat Torah 2008||Jewish||-3897|
|Oct 28||Diwali 2008||Hindu||-3891|
|Oct 31||Halloween 2008||Observance||-3888|