Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas, which occurred on October 12, 1492, as an official holiday. The event is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States
Día de La Raza. Known by 4 other names in Latin America. Get ready for Columbus Day by reading more about Cristóbal Colón. http://spanishplans.org/2011/10/09/columbus-day/
Two Columbus Day cancellations (12 Oct 1992) from Columbus, Arkansas. The one with COLUBMUS (misspelled) is more common than the one with COLUMBUS correctly spelled. The P.O. mistakenly used the misspelled device for most of the Columbus day cancellations. Because October 12 fell on the Federal Holiday with Post Offices closed, the U.S. Postal Service authorized 12 Oct 1992 postmarks at 19 post offices in 17 states, all of which have “Columbus” as their name or within their name.
Columbus Day celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas, which occurred on October 12, 1492, as an official holiday in many countries in the New World Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937, though people have celebrated Columbus' voyage since the colonial period.