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If yes, you have come to the right place. Columbus Day in 2017 will be observed on Thursday, 12th October.
The holiday honoring Christopher Columbus’s sighting of America on October 12, 1492, is observed in the states of the United States and also in parts of Canada, in Puerto Rico, and in some cities in Italy and Spain. Some Americans celebrate the anniversary of the discovery of their country with church services and other activities. In some towns and cities, special church services, parades, and large events are held.
However, Columbus Day in 2017 will be observed on Thursday, 12th October. Christopher Columbus is often portrayed as the first European to sail to the Americas. He is sometimes portrayed as the discoverer of the New World.
The first formal Columbus Day celebration took place on October 12, 1792 in New York City. The event was celebrated as the 300th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ landing in the Americas. In 1971 President Richard Nixon declared the second Monday of October as Columbus Day. This day is regarded as a public holiday in many parts of the USA. In some cities special events like parades, fireworks etc are held.