Día de la Raza (Columbus Day in Latin America) Date in the current year: October 12, 2024

Día de la Raza (Columbus Day in Latin America) On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas for the first time. The anniversary of his arrival is celebrated in the United States as Columbus Day. However, this name is frowned upon in Hispanic countries and Belize because it is associated with colonization and the oppression of indigenous peoples. The most common alternative name for the holiday is Día de la Raza (Day of the [Hispanic] Race).

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Columbus Day, Day of the Race, Day of Indigenous Resistance, discovery of the Americas, Day of the Encounter of Two Worlds