Hispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad) or National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España) is an annual national public holiday in Spain on October 12. It commemorates when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492. A special parade is held in la Plaza de Colon in Madrid, led by the Spanish military and followed by the King and the royal family.
- Paris Fringe Festival : Till 14th October
- Alpabfahrt or Désalpe, Switzerland : 13th October