When is Columbus Day 2017?

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October each year. This means the date changes each year. For 2017, it will be on October 9.

Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the historic voyage and landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492.

The anniversary of his landing in the New World was first formally celebrated in 1792, by the Columbian Order (Society of St. Tammany) in New York City.

In latest news, Italian-American leaders plan to boycott Mayor de Blasio’s Italian-American heritage reception at Gracie Mansion on Thursday to protest his refusal to defend Christopher Columbus statues.

The Gracie Mansion event precedes next Monday’s Columbus Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. Read more of the report at New York Post.

Tuesday, October 03 2017
Source: https://www.almanac.com/content/when-columbus-day

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