Dia de la Raza, which translates to Ibero-American Columbus Day, is celebrated on Oct. 12 in Mexico with parades, dancing, parties and food. Dia de la Raza is also celebrated in the United States, but it is known as Columbus Day.Know More
Dia de la Raza commemorates Christopher Columbus landing on an island in the Bahamas on Oct. 12, 1492, which he thought was India when he landed. Though Columbus died still believing that he had made it to India, he was the first to facilitate contact between Europeans and the inhabitants of the American continent.
Other countries celebrate Dia de la Raza as well, but the name varies by country. For example in Spain it is known as Hispanic Day, and in Argentina, it is known as Día de la Diversidad Cultural Americana, which translates to American Cultural Diversity Day. In Chile it is called Día del Descubrimiento de Dos Mundos, which translates to Day of Discovery of Two Worlds, and in Costa Rica, it is Día de las Culturas or Day of Cultures.
The overarching reason to celebrate on Dia de la Raza is the uniting of two worlds that took place as a result of Columbus' landing in 1492.Learn more about Holidays
Veterans Day is celebrated to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, heroism and willingness to serve their country in the face of danger. The day pays tribute to all American veterans, living and deceased. Veterans Day is celebrated each year on Nov. 11, regardless of the day of the week it falls on.Full Answer >
Mawlid Al Nabi, the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, is celebrated in various ways around the world. For example, Muslims in Pakistan celebrate the day by hoisting the country's national flag on their national monuments and by offering a gun salute. In other countries, such as India, the event is celebrated with large processions and religious gatherings.Full Answer >
Mexican Mother's Day is celebrated on May 10 each year. The celebration was first held in 1922 and is commemorated by a special mass in some Mexican churches.Full Answer >
Remembrance Day is celebrated slightly differently depending on the country in which it is celebrated, but its purpose is always to commemorate the members of a country's armed forces. Remembrance Day is mainly a Canadian holiday, but the United States has Veterans Day, which has the same purpose.Full Answer >