Christopher Columbus discovered America, which occurred on October 12, 1492
in the Julian calendar and October 21, 1492.
It is considered as an official holiday and is celebrated as Columbus Day in the
United States. It is celebrated on October 12. It became a federal holiday in 1970
for United States.
Christopher Columbus Day is Celebrated as Dia de la Raza (Day of the Race) in many
countries in Latin America, as Dia de las Culturas (Day of the Cultures) in Costa
Rica, as Discovery Day in The Bahamas, as Dia de la Hispanidad (Spanish Day) and
National Day in Spain, and as Dia de la Resistencia Indigena (Day of Indigenous
Resistance) in Venezuela.
Christopher Columbus Day is an official holiday in American Samoa, Argentina,
Chile, Colombia, Guam, Honduras, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Turks
and Caicos Islands, United States, US Virgin Islands.