Happy Columbus Day! *Latin America/Italy/Spain

Landing of Columbus (12 October 1492), painting by John Vanderlyn. *Photo from Wikipedia

October 12 is Columbus Day, a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.

The landing is celebrated as;
Día de la Raza (Day of the Race) (some countries in Latin America)
Día de la Hispanidad/Fiesta Nacional (Spain)
Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) (Belize, Uruguay)
Día de la Raza to Día del Encuentro de las Culturas (Day of the Encounter of Cultures) (Costa Rica)
El día de la Raza y de la Hispanidad (Colombia)
Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of respect for cultural diversity) (Argentina)
Giornata Nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo or Festa Nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo (Italy, Little Italys around the world)

*Reference: Wikipedia

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