Columbus Day in 2023 is a federal holiday in the United States that commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. There are -61 days left for Columbus Day this year.
Columbus Day is a federal holiday in the United States that commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. However, in American Samoa, this holiday has a different significance.
American Samoa, an unincorporated territory of the United States, celebrates Columbus Day as "Discovery Day". This day commemorates the discovery of the Samoan Islands by European explorers, including Dutchman Jacob Roggeveen in 1722 and Frenchman Louis-Antoine de Bougainville in 1768.
Discovery Day in American Samoa is a time for Samoans to celebrate their unique culture and heritage. It is also an opportunity to recognize the contributions of the island's first explorers, who played a vital role in shaping the history of American Samoa.
On this day, many schools and organizations hold parades and cultural events to celebrate Samoan heritage. These events often feature traditional music, dance, and food, as well as displays of Samoan arts and crafts.
Despite its historical ties to Columbus Day, American Samoa has chosen to celebrate this holiday in a way that reflects the unique cultural identity of the island. By commemorating the discovery of the Samoan Islands, Discovery Day in American Samoa is a celebration of Samoan history and a time to honor the island's rich cultural heritage.
|Year||Week Day||Date||Holiday Name||Holiday Type|
|2019||Monday||October 14, 2019||Columbus Day||Public Holiday|
|2020||Monday||October 12, 2020||Columbus Day||Public Holiday|
|2021||Monday||October 11, 2021||Columbus Day||Public Holiday|
|2022||Monday||October 10, 2022||Columbus Day||Public Holiday|
|2023||Monday||October 09, 2023||Columbus Day||Public Holiday|
|2024||Monday||October 14, 2024||Columbus Day||Public Holiday|
|2025||Monday||October 13, 2025||Columbus Day||Public Holiday|