Native Americans’ Day in the USA

Some parts of the United States of America observe The Columbus day on the 2nd Monday of October. Whereas, the same day is observed as the Native Americans’ Day in other states for commemorating the glorious past. For instance, a state like South Dakota observe the 2nd Monday of every October as the Native Americans’ day. It is a public holiday in there. Just like them, Californian State Government and Berkeley arrange many events to celebrate the Indigenous People’s Day.

Native Americans' Day

Native Americans’ Day

Celebration for the Native Americans’ Day

Heritage, tradition and culture get the full priority in the Native Americans’ Day. People of South Dakota pass the day by learning and teaching others about their golden history and native heritage. This day creates a friendship between the non-native and Native Americans’ so that they may share the essence of culture and tradition.
Similarly, other states organize programs and events to encourage people for learning the actual history of the Native American. California and Berkeley try to make people aware of the heritage and cultural background of the Indigenous People. To bring back the vibe of the Indigenous Americans, some traditional events like Pow Wows, markets are organized. Pow Wows is the culture of socializing through dancing and singing.

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Life In Public

The day is an official state holiday in California, Berkeley and South Dakota. But it is legislated as the Native Americans’ Day rather calling it the Columbus Day. Most of the institutions are kept closed. You can avail the emergency services like hospital, fire service and police on this day only. The transit system in some particular areas may change due to the excess rush for the events or parade.

Background of the Native Americans’ Day

The South Dakota proclaimed the year 1990 for the Year of Reconciliation. This legislated movement changed the formation of the official Columbus Day. They renamed it as the Native Americans’ Day. After that proclamation, the day is being celebrated naming the Native American Day throughout the South Dakota.
In the meantime, the Californian state government and Berkeley ended up by deciding the 2nd Monday of October to celebrate as the Day of Indigenous People. The bill was passed in the year 1992. This year was also celebrated as the Year of Indigenous People. Native American Day became an official day by the Californian Government and they fixed the fourth Friday of every September to observe. It was passed by the Assembly in 1998.

Happy Native Americans' Day

Happy Native Americans’ Day

When Is Native Americans’ Day?

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday Type Where It is Observed
Fri Sep 24 2010 Native Americans’ Day Local observance California
Mon Oct 11 2010 Native Americans’ Day Local observance South Dakota
Mon Oct 11 2010 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance California
Fri Sep 23 2011 Native Americans’ Day Local observance California
Mon Oct 10 2011 Native Americans’ Day Local observance South Dakota
Mon Oct 10 2011 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance California
Fri Sep 28 2012 Native Americans’ Day Local observance California
Mon Oct 8 2012 Native Americans’ Day Local observance South Dakota
Mon Oct 8 2012 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance California
Fri Sep 27 2013 Native Americans’ Day Local observance California
Mon Oct 14 2013 Native Americans’ Day Local observance South Dakota
Mon Oct 14 2013 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance California
Fri Sep 26 2014 Native Americans’ Day Local observance California
Mon Oct 13 2014 Native Americans’ Day Local observance South Dakota
Mon Oct 13 2014 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance CA*, MN*, WA*
Fri Sep 25 2015 Native Americans’ Day Local observance California
Mon Oct 12 2015 Native Americans’ Day Local observance South Dakota
Mon Oct 12 2015 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance Alaska
Mon Oct 12 2015 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance CA*, MN*, WA*
Fri Sep 23 2016 Native Americans’ Day Local observance California
Mon Oct 10 2016 Native Americans’ Day Local observance South Dakota
Mon Oct 10 2016 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance Alaska
Mon Oct 10 2016 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance CA*, MN*, WA*
Fri Sep 22 2017 Native Americans’ Day Local observance California
Mon Oct 9 2017 Native Americans’ Day Local observance South Dakota
Mon Oct 9 2017 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance Alaska
Mon Oct 9 2017 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance CA*, MN*, WA*
Fri Sep 28 2018 Native Americans’ Day Local observance California
Mon Oct 8 2018 Native Americans’ Day Local observance South Dakota
Mon Oct 8 2018 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance Alaska
Mon Oct 8 2018 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance CA*, MN*, WA*
Fri Sep 27 2019 Native Americans’ Day Local observance California
Mon Oct 14 2019 Native Americans’ Day Local observance South Dakota
Mon Oct 14 2019 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance Alaska
Mon Oct 14 2019 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance CA*, MN*, WA*
Fri Sep 25 2020 Native Americans’ Day Local observance California
Mon Oct 12 2020 Native Americans’ Day Local observance South Dakota
Mon Oct 12 2020 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance Alaska
Mon Oct 12 2020 Indigenous People’s Day Local observance CA*, MN*, WA*
* Holiday is partly observed in California, Minnesota, Washington
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Name in other languages

Name Language
Native Americans’ Day English
Día de los Nativos Americanos Spanish
יום אינדיאני Hebrew
الأمريكيين اليوم Arabic
아메리카 원주민의 날 Korean
Amerikas urbefolknings dag Norwegian
Tag der Amerikanischen Ureinwohner German

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