Columbus Day is celebratedin the United States to honorChristopher Columbus's firstvoyage to America in 1492.Columbus actually discovered America onOctober 12
, 1492, but Columbus Day isalways celebrated on the the second Monday of October.
It has been traditionally celebrated on Oct. 12throughout most of the United States, parts of Canada,and in several of the Latin American republics.In the United States, however, since the observation in1971 of the Uniform Holiday Act, it is celebrated on theMonday nearest to Oct. 12.
Who is Christopher Columbus?
ChristopherColumbus is theexplorer who gotcredit fordiscovering Americain 1492. That is why