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Columbus Day 2024

Christopher Columbus monument in Barcelona, Spain.
October 2024
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Columbus Day
Monday October 14
1 year, 23 days
or 389 days


Halloween Day
Thursday October 31
1 year, 1 month, 10 days
or 406 days

Columbus Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, October 14th.

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 2024

Monday, October 14th is day number 288 of the 2024 calendar year with 1 year, 23 days until Columbus Day 2024.

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

Dates for Columbus Day

HolidayDateDays to Go
Columbus Day 2022 Monday, October 10, 2022 -346
Columbus Day 2023 Monday, October 09, 2023 18
Columbus Day 2024 Monday, October 14, 2024 389
Columbus Day 2025 Monday, October 13, 2025 753
Columbus Day 2026 Monday, October 12, 2026 1117
Columbus Day 2027 Monday, October 11, 2027 1481