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The anniversary of Christopher Columbus entry and Discovery of America, which took place on October 12, 1492 is celebrated as Columbus Day, a national occasion in numerous states in America and elsewhere . The historical fact is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza ("Day of the Race") in numerous nations in Latin America and as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain, where it is additionally the religious celebration of La Virgen del Pilar. It is additionally celebrated as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) in Belize and Uruguay, as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, as Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity) in Argentina and as Giornata Nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo or Festa Nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo in Italy and in the Little Italys around the world. These celebrations occurred informally since the late eighteenth century and authoritatively in different nations since the mid twentieth.