Monday, October 14, 2013

Celebrate Columbus Day

Did you know...

  • Columbus' arrival in the Americas was on October 12, 1492
  • Columbus Day is celebrated by other countries (Bahamas, Spain, Latin America, Belize, Uruguay and Argentina).
Other names for Columbus Day...

  • In the Bahamas it is called Discovery Day
  • In Spain it is known as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional
  • In Latin America it is called Día de la Raza 
  • In Belize and Uruguay it is called Day of the Americas or Dia de las Americas
  • In Argentina it is known as Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity or Dia del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural