Monday, 8 October 2018
Commemorates the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492. The USA celebrates with a major national holiday on the second Monday of October while the day is also marked in may other American countries where it is known as Discovery day or Día de las Américas.
In the classroom: Learn more about the explorer Christopher Columbus - where was he from and where did he sail?
Learn more about explorers here.
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