Wednesday June 26, 2019

Columbus Day 2021

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

Columbus Day for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, October 11th.

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.

Days to Columbus Day

Monday, October 11th is day number 284 of the 2021 calendar year with 2 years, 3 months, 15 days until Columbus Day 2021.

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

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

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Oct 9 - SatLeif Erikson 2021Observance836
Oct 11 - MonColumbus Day 2021Federal Holiday838
Oct 14 - ThursDussehra 2021Hindu841
Oct 15 - FriBoss's Day 2021Observance842
Oct 19 - ThursThe Prophet's Birthday 2021Muslim846
Oct 31 - SunHalloween 2021Observance858

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