Columbus Day

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Columbus Day
United States
Columbus Day

Columbus Day is observed on the second Monday of October, honoring Italian Americans whose courage and character contribute to defining our nation. In recognition of Christopher Columbus' historic voyage 531 years ago, the Congress, through a joint resolution on April 30, 1934, and modified in 1968 (36 U.S.C. 107), has requested the President to proclaim the second Monday of October each year as 'Columbus Day.' This proclamation acknowledges and commemorates the significance of Columbus' exploration in shaping American history.