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The Columbus Day is celebrated on October 12th of every year.

It is an official holiday. Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451. In these holiday is celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century and officially in early 20th century. On October 12, 1492, Columbus first saw the islands of the new world, landing in the Bahamas. Celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, which occurred on October 12, 1492 in the Julian calendar and October 21, 1492 in the modern Gregorian calendar. In Spain Columbus Day is national day. The day is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza Day of the Race in many countries in Latin America. Columbus Day/Pan American Day Held in Belize City, the day is celebrated throughout Belize with a range of events. Belize City features Regatta racing, the Cayo District hosts the Hike & Bike for the Rain Forest, and in Orange Walk and Corozal, fiestas and beauty contests are held. Regatta racing in Belize City. In Orange Walk and Corozal there are Fiestas and a beauty contest to celebrate Mestizo culture. Horse and cycle races. Tourism Week: Activities include silent and Dutch auction, grand vacation raffle drawing and fair. Hike & Bike for the Rain Forest. A two-day cross-country run and mountain bike race. Local and International athletes will compete throughout the Cayo area for the benefit of the rain fore.

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