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Columbus Day: Arch in Honor of Christopher Columbus, Binondo, Manila 1892

Arch in Honor of Christopher Columbus, Binondo, Manila 1892

“Arco En Honor A Colon Colocado En La Calle Del Rosario”
La Ilustracion Filipina 1891-1894

Arch erected to celebrate the Fourth Centenary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in Rosario Street, Binondo, Manila
by Francisco Domingo, 1892.

Columbus Day From Wikipedia:

Significance: Celebrations honoring Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the Americas in 1492

Date:

2011 date October 10

October 12 (actual/traditional); second Monday in October (observed in the United States)

Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas, which occurred on October 12, 1492, as an official holiday. The event is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza in many countries in Latin America, as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain and as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) in Uruguay. These holidays have been celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century, and officially in various areas since the early 20th century.

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