Columbus Day is the commemoration of the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. This year, Columbus Day falls on October 9, which is a national holiday in the US. Unofficially the day was celebrated in many cities in the US since the 18th century. Eventually, from 1937, Columbus Day had become a federal holiday honoring the great Italian-born explorer's achievements at the same time celebrating Italian-American heritage.GenesisHistory has it that when Columbus started the sea voyage two months prior to the landing on October 12, with the support of the Spanish Royals, King Ferdinand, and Queen Isabella. When the Italian was contemplating on setting sail taking the western sea route to China, India and the gold and Spice Islands of Asia, eventually, Columbus reached the Bahamas. Columbus thus became the first European to set foot on the Americas, since the Vikings established colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland during the 10th century.
Columbus Day weekend saleThe Columbus Day weekend sale starts from October 6-9, 2017. Obviously, when there is a three-day holiday weekend in the US, needless to say, that the retailers will gear up offering sales keep you engaged. Columbus Day weekend is, in fact, the last opportunity to pick up excellent deals if you want an early start on year-end shopping before the humongous holiday rush.Here is a list of stores where you will get exclusive discounts and reminders of sales to come.ShoesAs we are in the fall season, you might as well look for new shoes for the start of next year. There are major retailers such as 6PM (6pm.com) at Shuebuy.com offers a 20% off on every purchase with a code “FALL17”. At SEBAGO it is a 50% off on Boat Shoes only until this weekend. Avail the offer by using the code “50OFF”Personal Electronics and AccessoriesIf you are going for a wallet-friendly deal over Columbus Day weekend, you can get started. Amazon is offering a 60% off on selected items like electronics, home & garden, home improvement, grills, and more during their Columbus Day Sale. eBay offers 20% Coupon on $25 +, with a code PCOLUMBUS2017 on selected items.Watches & Optical GlassesLook trendy with the latest collections of watches and optical glasses this Columbus season. JOMASHOP – Up to 25% off on ROLEX watches – Shop Rolex!. Timex - Get cozy for FALL -20% off on your order, with the promo code "COLUMBUS1492". Glasses USA gives a 60% off on sun and optical glasses with free shipping. You can also buy frames & lenses starting at $38.Fashion and AccessoriesIt is an excellent opportunity for you to purchase apparel and accessories with heavy discounts this Columbus Day weekend. There is a slew of retailers offering discounts of up to 50% such as ASOS, J. Crew, and Banana Republic is offering a 40% off on your purchase. COLE HAAN has an extra 30% off on selected items with the code “FALLEVENT” .Men’s Fashion Save up to 75% on over 900 styles at Paul Fredrick. Kenneth Cole has a weekend sale of 30% off site-wide with the code “1492” At Levis, it is a 30% site-wide with the code “SAVE30”. Sale at Brooks Brothers, you can buy a shirt for just $199.Snapshot of Columbus Day Weekend SalesAs there are so many sales happening around this time, with too little time, therefore, it is pertinent to have a cohesive plan to look ahead by checking out what retailers offered in 2016.Last year Amazon.com, the leading e-commerce behemoth offered up to 20% off for fall shoes, while ShoeBuy gave away around 75% discount for top brands, the company also offered around 50% off, while UO offered 40% off sale items. Kate Spade of New York gave away 25% off sale styles, while Levi's offered up to 40% off on most styles.Hope we made your shopping much easier. Happy Shopping and a Very Happy Columbus Day!