Since 1971, Columbus Day has been commemorated in the U.S. on the second Monday in October, the same day as Thanksgiving in neighboring Canada.
Columbus Day generally observed today by banks, the bond market, the U.S. Postal Service and other federal agencies, most state government
offices, and some school districts; however, most businesses and stock exchanges remain open. In many US schools and Pre-K classes school
childeren learn about this day by coloring Columbus Day coloring pages as a teaching aid.
Columbus Day coloring pages are a popular activity for early school children to learn about the history of this day.