Columbus Day 2013

Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492, as an official holiday. 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. In 1792, New York City and other U.S. cities celebrated the 300th anniversary of his landing in the New World. It’s traditionally celebrated on the 2nd Monday of October.

(Source and Photo : Wikipedia, Artist: Painting : Dióscoro Teófilo Puebla Tolín)