annual observance on october 9 in honor of the norse explorer leif erikson
leif erikson day
u.s. stamp issued on leif erikson day, 1968
united states, canada, iceland, minnesota, other places with nordic communities
celebrating leif erikson as the first european to discover north america
october 9, 2020 (2020-10-09)
leif erikson day is an annual observance that occurs on october 9. it honors leif erikson (old norse: leifr eiríksson, icelandic: leifur eiríksson, norwegian: leiv eiriksson), the norse explorer who led the first europeans thought to have set foot in continental north america (other than greenland).