Annie's Columbus Day Page
~It is Celebrated on October 12th, 2009~

On the second Monday in October, schools and various organizations celebrate Columbus Day.
This holiday honors Christopher Columbus' arrival in America on Oct. 12, 1492.


Here is what The World Book Encyclopedia says about Columbus Day:

"Columbus Day honors Christopher Columbus' first voyage to America in 1492. Columbus Day became a legal
federal holiday in the United States in 1971. It is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Before 1971,
a number of states celebrated Columbus Day on October 12. Cities and organizations sponsor parades and
banquets on Columbus Day.

The first Columbus Day celebration was held in 1792, when New York City celebrated the 300th anniversary of
the landing. In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate
Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event. Columbus Day has been celebrated annually since 1920.

Although the land Columbus reached was not named after him, many monuments honor him. The Republic of
Colombia in South America and the District of Columbia in the United States bear his name. So do towns, rivers,
streets, and public buildings. The name Columbia has also been used as a poetic personification of the United
States . The Columbus Memorial Library in Washington, D.C., contains about 350,000 volumes on the American
republics." ~Above Excerpted from The World Book Encyclopedia~

Columbus Day Links:

Columbus Day from U.S. Holiday Lesson Plans & Activities
Columbus Free Worksheets
Columbus Day History of Christopher Columbus
Celebrate Columbus Day in October
Columbus Day by Celebrate! Holidays in the U.S.A.
Columbus Day from Computing Corner
Columbus Day by There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays
Columbus Day Graphics from Great Graphics Vault
Columbus Day - A really good page!
Surfing the Net with Kids - Christopher Columbus
Lycos - Columbus Day Section - has lots of links to check out
The Big Picture- Columbus Day has a page about:
Columbus, Christopher
Columbus exhibit at the Library of Congress Web site
Columbus Day Funology
HolidayThemes.Com has one for
Columbus Day
American History Links Page
Christopher Columbus Theme Page
Columbus Day
Columbus Day! from The Wilstar Holiday Page
Letter from Columbus to the King and Queen
Columbus Monuments Page

Fun & Games:
Columbus Day Word Search Puzzle from The Wilstar Holiday Page
Columbus Journeys from Crayola
John's Word Search Puzzles - Kid - Columbus Day
Find 10 things wrong in this scene with Columbus!
Columbus Day Page from KidsDomain

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~It will be Celebrated on October 12th, 2009~
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