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Calendar Days: Columbus Day History

Calendar Days: Columbus Day History Christopher Columbus first set foot on the Americas, or the New World, on October 12th, 1492. Many countries have been celebrating this event since the colonial period. However, it was only in the twentieth century that Columbus Day became an official U.S. federal holiday. It is celebrated with parades and street fairs and is mostly associated with Italian-American heritage. Some states do not observe the holiday, while others choose to celebrate Native American culture and history instead. In this video, WatchMojo.com learns more about Columbus Day.

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