What exactly is Columbus Day? It is an observance that honors Christoper Columbus’s very first voyage to the Americas in 1492. Columbus Day is observed by many businesses around the United States such as schools, banks, post offices and several other things.
Christopher Columbus is one of the most famous explorers. He was born in Italy and took his first sailing trip at a very young age, this is when we decided he wanted to become a sailor. Columbus’ first voyage was also his most famous. He was trying to find India but apparently discovered North America.
We celebrate Columbus Day October 11th because this is when he discovered North America.