Columbus Day in the US is a national national holiday. It is celebrated in honor of the landing in the New World on October 12, 1492, the Italian navigator Christopher Columbus. In 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared October 12 a national holiday. The date was celebrated until 1971, and then Congress passed its resolution to celebrate Columbus Day every second Monday in October. In 2017, Columbus Day falls on October 9. October 12, 1492 Italian (according to some sources - Spanish) seafarer Christopher Columbus landed in the New World - on this day the Christopher Columbus expedition reached the island of San Salvador in the Bahamian archipelago, which was subsequently taken as the official date of the discovery of America. Although in most other American countries Columbus Day is celebrated on October 12 (which is logical and justified), in the United States it is celebrated on the second Monday of October. This event is rather contradictory, because the settlements of Europeans in America have led to the disappearance of the history and culture of many indigenous peoples of the continent. For the first time in the United States, this holiday was celebrated in 1792 - in honor of the 300th anniversary of the discovery of America. And then a monument to the seafarer was erected in Baltimore, and 100 years later, by the 400th anniversary of the event, a Columbus statue was erected in New York, and US President Benjamin Harrison called on Americans to make this solemn day a national holiday. Although differently and unofficially, it was already noted by many states and the American communities for a long time, until in 1937 it was declared an official state holiday throughout the country, and its celebration was fixed on October 12. But in 1971, the US Congress decided to celebrate Columbus Day on the second Monday of October. Above government buildings, the US national flag is raised (Photo: Aron Brand, Shutterstock) Currently, this day the US people are celebrating the anniversary of the opening of their country, attending festive church services and other events. In some cities special services, parades and large ceremonies are held. Most of the celebrations are centered around the Italian-American communities. Particular mention should be made of the festive events held in New York and San Francisco. Columbus Day is a public holiday in many parts of the US, but in some states, for example, in California, Nevada, Hawaii, the day is not celebrated. State institutions and schools are usually closed, but commercial organizations can work. Above government buildings raise the US national flag.2017-10-08 17:32:55
Journalist's Day on the 6th of June!
We offer you our congrats due to this special professional holiday! Journalist Day is an official professional holiday in Ukraine celebrated on June 6. It was established in 1994 by President Leonid Kravchuk and has been celebrated each year ever since. The date of June 6 was chosen because on this day in 1992, the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine became a member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). The IFJ is the world's largest federation of journalists' trade unions. The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine is also a member of the European Federation of Journalists. Ukrainian Journalist Day is the professional holiday of all Ukrainian journalists, reporters, and editors. Other mass media workers often celebrate it, too, although they have their own professional holiday – Day of Radio, Television and Communication Workers celebrated on November 16. Journalist Day is not a non-working day unless it falls on a weekend. Journalist Day is marked with ceremonies, symposiums and informal events such as parties and picnics. During the rule of President Viktor Yanukovich, Ukrainian journalists used to hold peaceful demonstrations on this day, protesting against censorship and demanding protection of the freedom of press and the right to freedom of expression.2017-06-06 12:49:41
Your chance to make beloved lady completely happy!!!
Dear members of our site, make your women happy with special gifts due to ALL WOMEN'S DAY!!! We have a huge amount of different gifts. So if you want to make your lady smile, just make her full with your attention!!!2017-03-07 17:56:51
Happy St. Valentine's Day to all members!
Dear members of our site, we gladly congratulate you with coming All lover's day and wish you to find you love and stay happy together always! Dear men, share letters, congratulate women due to this wonderful holiday with different nice gifts. We wish you pleasant communication and let all your wishes come true!!!2017-02-12 19:30:57
All women's Day!
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Happy St.Valentine's Day!!!!
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Merry Christmas, dear users!
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Feel your love on this day!
Dear men, we congratulate those who wait for All Hallows' Eve or commonly known Halloween! It’s time when you can feel yourself as a child wearing a mysterious costume and making jack-o'-lanterns out of pumpkins together with children or friends. We wish you to find your love and be happy! Regards, Elite-Bride Team2015-10-31 15:26:41
The campaign for the most active users of the site!
Our dear users! Only from 15.10.2015 - 20.10.2015 if you send 5 letters to any lady here and you get 5 letters inbox in one day, you are able to get lady's email for free!!! You only need to write for our support with a request to give you email of the lady you communicate with! Hurry up dear members! You have only 5 days to get email for free!!! If you have any questions, you can contact us any time you want! The warmets regards, Elite-Bride Team.2015-10-16 09:03:14
Love as sweet as honey and apples on Apple Spas!
Dear members of our website, we are pleased to congratulate you on the upcoming Apple Spas, let your life be as sweet as honey and apples! August 19 Transfiguration of Our Lord (Feast) - folk festival in the eastern Slavs, known since ancient times. According to national signs Feast in 2015, as every year, it is a symbol of the onset of autumn and changing nature. It is believed that after the August 19 night become much colder. But we wish you to have the warmest feelings to each other and let love to come into your life!!! Warmest regards, Elite-bride team!2015-08-15 21:21:57
Have a Happy Day of Families!
Gentlemen! Today is a wonderful holiday - International Day of Families! We wish you to meet a beautiful marvelous lady to build your own strong and happy family with! Let the happiness come into your life! Best wishes to you and your families! Elite-Bride Team2015-05-15 15:58:42
Happy Valentine's Day!
Gentlemen! St. Valentine's Day is coming! You have wonderful opportunity to prove your love and affection to your lady! Do not forget to congratulate your woman! Such a great variety of gifts in our store will help you and I hope together with your beloved you will enjoy this day seeing her smile shining exactly for you! Happy Valentine's Day! Best wishes, Elite-Bride Team2015-02-10 11:37:31
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Gentlemen! Elite-Bride Team wishes you to have a happy New Year! May all your dreams come true in new year, may all the people who love you and loved by you will be happy, healthy and close to you! Don’t forget to make a wish to meet your Lady when the clock will beat 12 at New Year’s Eve! Best wishes, Elite-Bride Team2014-12-30 11:32:23
New Year's Presents
It is jolly time of the year now! You have a great opportunity to make your woman happy! We are offering you wonderful New Year's presents for your woman! You can send your lady a symbol of the coming year - cute lamb! New Year's Wreath will be beautiful decoration for every house and will bring your woman wonderful holiday mood! Snowy sphere will bring your lady romantic dreams about your happy future! We wish you merry holidays!2014-12-22 16:47:58
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