St. Kitts & Nevis #1 (1903)

The Arrival of Columbus in the West Indies

October 12th is a national holiday in many countries in the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the West Indies on October 12, 1492. The landing is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza (“Day of the Race”) in many countries in Latin America and as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain, where it is … Continue reading The Arrival of Columbus in the West Indies