What is Native Americans’ Day?
Native Americans’ Day, also known as Native American Day, is a public special day which is being celebrated in United States of America. Native Americans’ Day is being celebrated in different dates in different states. Nevada’s folk are celebrating Native Americans’ Day on the fourth Friday of September annually. South Dakota’s folk are celebrating this special day on the second Monday in October. On the other hand, people who live in California, are celebrating Native Americans’ Day on the fourth Friday in September. Native Americans’ Day is an official holiday in only South Dakota and California. The state of Tennessee observes Native Americans’ Day with a different name which is called American Indian Day. The general purpose of Native Americans’ Day’s celebrations is sustaining old traditions, culture and accomplishments of Native Americans’ folk.
Native Americans’ Day is a public holiday in South Dakota and in Berkeley, California because they accept this day as a public holiday instead of Columbus Day. Because of this reason, all government offices, schools and public businesses are closed during Native Americans’ Day in South Dakota and California. During this day, a lot of ceremonies and commemorations are held in all over these states. People arrange some cultural activities for adults and children to teach them their own history.
Native Americans’ Day is being celebrated as a different day which is excluded from Columbus Day since 1990. 1992 was the Year of Indigenous People, thats why Native Americans’ Day had designated officially in 1992. In addition to this, California Assembly declared Native Americans’ Day as an official observance for their state in 1998.
When is Native Americans’ Day?
Native Americans’ Day has different local observance dates. But in general, Native American Day 2019 is on Monday, October 14, 2019.
Dates for Native Americans Day from 2019 to 2023
- Native Americans Day 2020 - October 12, 2020 - Monday
- Native Americans Day 2021 - October 11, 2021 - Monday
- Native Americans Day 2022 - October 10, 2022 - Monday
- Native Americans Day 2023 - October 9, 2023 - Monday