Columbus Day is a holiday in the United States that honors Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the New World on October 12, 1492. Christopher Columbus, an Italian navigator, and explorer set sail for the Atlantic Ocean on August 3, 1492. He set off from Spain with three ships: the Santa Maria, Pinta, and Nina. paving the way for European exploration and settlement of the Americas on a large scale.
The holiday was previously observed on October 12, but this was altered in 1971. Columbus Day is currently observed on the second Monday in October every year.
With these engaging coloring sheets, children can learn a lot about Columbus Day.