Día de la Raza

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Dí·a de la Ra·za

 (dē′ä dĕ lä rä′sä)
October 12, celebrated as a holiday in Latin America and among Latino communities in the United States to commemorate Christopher Columbus's first encounter with indigenous peoples of the Americas in 1492.

[American Spanish, Day of the People.]
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What was believed to be his body was exhumed from its unmarked grave in northeastern Paraguay for reburial in the Pantheon of the Heroes in the nation's capital of Asuncion on the Dia de la Raza on October 12th, 1936.
Discovery of America celebrations: Descubrimiento de America (Mexico), Dia de la Hispanidad (Spain), Dia de las Americas (Uruguay), Dia de las Culturas (Costa Rica), Dia de la Resistencia Indigena (Venezuela), Discovery Day (Bahamas), Dia de la Raza (Latin America)
Also, Columbus Day or Dia de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
The event is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, Dia de la Raza throughout Latin America, Discovery Day in the Bahamas, Dia de la Hispanidad in Spain and as Dia de las Americas in Uruguay.
Kehowski said at the time he believed Dia de La Raza, which is held on many campuses as an alternative to Columbus Day, is a "blatantly racist event.
Paola Aguilera-Tello: El Dia de la Raza Pride Award - Class of 2007
LITTLEROCK -- Boxers are being sought for the USA Amateur Boxing match and vendors for the Dia de la Raza Festival to be held Saturday at Jackie Robinson Park.
14) and Columbus Day, which is also known as Native American Day and Dia de la Raza.
Indigenous groups used the annual Dia de la Raza celebration, known in the US as Columbus Day, on Oct.
Monthly Masses at Cristo Rey include observances of Dia de la Raza (Day of the Race) in October and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in November.