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Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity

Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity 2024, 2025 and 2026

The Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity celebrates the diversity among native Americans and Europeans in Argentina. It is celebrated the same day as Columbus Day in other parts of the world.

YearDateDayHoliday
202411 OctFriDay of Respect for Cultural Diversity Holiday
12 OctSatDay of Respect for Cultural Diversity
202513 OctMonDay of Respect for Cultural Diversity
20268 OctThuDay of Respect for Cultural Diversity
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The holiday commemorates the day that Christopher Columbus first discovered the Americas. The holiday was first celebrated in Argentina in 1917 and is now a public holiday on the second Monday in October.

Argentina officially calls the day “Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity,” although many in the country still call it by its older name, Dia de la Raza or “Day of the Race.” Originally, the day was designed to celebrate the Hispanic influence on the Americas, but it has since evolved to include all cultures in the country.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202313 OctFriDay of Respect for Cultural Diversity Holiday
16 OctMonDay of Respect for Cultural Diversity
20227 OctFriDay of Respect for Cultural Diversity Holiday
10 OctMonDay of Respect for Cultural Diversity