FREE SHIPPING over $39.00 | Up to 32% off buy 5 pcs or more. DETAILS

When Is Columbus Day? - Holiday in Mexico

by Mike Wang on March 14, 2019

Thinking about a unique Columbus Day gifts, Custom your unique gift for your family and friends.

 

Many Mexicans observe October 12 as Columbus Day, or Day of the Race (Día de la Raza) in remembrance of when Christopher Columbus came to the Americas.

Is Columbus Day a Public Holiday?

Columbus Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Saturday, 12 October 2019 and most businesses follow regular Saturday opening hours in Mexico.

Celebrate Columbus Day

Columbus Day is viewed as a celebration of Hispanic heritage for Mexicans who celebrate it. However, it has also been a day chosen for protests, rallies and street marches in past years.

Public Life

Columbus Day is an observance and not a statutory federal holiday in Mexico.

About Columbus Day

Columbus Day commemorates when Italian explorer Christopher Columbus (Cristóbal Colón in Spanish) landed on an island in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. He was not the first person to discover the Americas but he established contact between Renaissance Europe and the indigenous peoples he encountered. With support from the Spanish monarchy, he completed four voyages that eventually instigated the Spanish colonization of the New World (eg. the Americas). Columbus Day has raised not just praise but also skepticism, as it serves as a reminder of conflicts that arose later between Spanish conquerors and indigenous peoples.

Did You Know?

Pope Leo XIII rejected a proposal for Columbus’ sainthood. It is believed that the proposal was turned down because Columbus had an illegitimate son.

Columbus Day Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2015 Mon 12 Oct Columbus Day Observance
2016 Wed 12 Oct Columbus Day Observance
2017 Thu 12 Oct Columbus Day Observance
2018 Fri 12 Oct Columbus Day Observance
2019 Sat 12 Oct Columbus Day Observance
2020 Mon 12 Oct Columbus Day Observance
2021 Tue 12 Oct Columbus Day Observance
2022 Wed 12 Oct Columbus Day Observance
2023 Thu 12 Oct Columbus Day Observance
2024 Sat 12 Oct Columbus Day Observance
2025 Sun 12 Oct Columbus Day Observance

Custom unique gift for Columbus Day

Custom unique gift for Columbus Day

LEAVE A COMMENT
BACK TO TOP