Friday, October 5, 2012
Happy Columbus Day U.S. and other countries and Happy Thanksgiving Canada!!!
According to United State observance, Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906 and a federal holiday in 1937 ---- although people have celebrated Columbus' voyage since the colonial period! In 1971 the holiday has been fixed to the second Monday in October, the same day as Thanksgiving in neighboring Canada (this date was fixed to Thanksgiving in Canada in 1959).
So Happy Columbus Day to the United States and other countries and Happy Thanksgiving Canada!