It’s been a tradition on this day since 1971, that’s when Columbus Day was assigned to the second Monday in October.
The holiday honors explorer Christopher Columbus’s arrival to America in 1492.
It became a federal holiday in 1934, however it’s not observed nationwide. In Hawaii, South Dakota, and Nevada Columbus Day is not a legal holiday.
South Dakota observes the date as “Native American Day,”which is considered a state holiday.
Many federal offices are closed along with state and local government offices. In California there is no mail delivery on Columbus Day. The stock market is also closed in observance of Columbus Day.
Monday, October 11, 2010
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