Leif Erikson Day

  • leif erikson day
    leif erikson 6c 1968 issue.jpg
    u.s. stamp issued on leif erikson day, 1968
    observed byunited states, canada, iceland, minnesota, other places with nordic communities
    typecultural
    significancecelebrating leif erikson as the first european to discover north america
    dateoctober 9
    next timeoctober 9, 2020 (2020-10-09)
    frequencyannual
    related toleif erikson

    leif erikson day is an annual observance that occurs on october 9.[1] 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).[2]

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Leif Erikson Day
Leif Erikson 6c 1968 issue.JPG
U.S. stamp issued on Leif Erikson Day, 1968
Observed byUnited States, Canada, Iceland, Minnesota, other places with Nordic communities
TypeCultural
SignificanceCelebrating Leif Erikson as the first European to discover North America
DateOctober 9
Next timeOctober 9, 2020 (2020-10-09)
Frequencyannual
Related toLeif Erikson

Leif Erikson Day is an annual observance that occurs on October 9.[1] 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).[2]

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