Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Christopher Columbus’
Discovery of the Americas
Oct 12 : Columbus Day
Did you know that Columbus Day is one of ten US federal holidays?
Did you know that while Columbus Day is celebrated as a national holiday in the US it is also marked by Italian-Americans as a celebration of their culture and heritage?
The discovery of the Americas is also celebrated in different countries. Known as Dia de la Raza (Day of the Race) in many Latin American countries, as Dia de las Culturas (Day of the Cultures) in Costa Rica, Discovery Day in the Bahamas, Dia de la Hispanidad in Spain, and Dia de la Resistencia Indigena (Day of Indigenous Resistance) in Venezuela.
Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Columbus Day.
Happy Columbus Day,
Louie and the Holiday Elves