History of Columbus Day

Columbus Day painting

Did you have Monday off in remembrance of Columbus? As a child, you probably learned about this man, but do you remember the details?

1492:  Christopher Columbus landed in America

1906:  Became an official state holiday in Colorado

1937:  Became a federal holiday in the United States

1970:  2nd Monday in October was fixed as the official holiday

Columbus Day is observed in the United States as an official state holiday by all states except three. Hawaii, Alaska, and South Dakota are the three states that do not recognize Columbus Day at all.

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