Pan American Day

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Pan American Day
Official name Pan American Day
Observed by Several Countries in The Americas
Date April 14
Next time 14 April 2017 (2017-04-14)
Frequency Annual

Pan American Day is a holiday observed by several countries in North and South America. It commemorates the First International Conference of American States which concluded on April 14, 1890, creating the International Union of American Republics, the forerunner to the Organization of American States (OAS).[1] The holiday was originally proposed by the organization in 1930, and was first observed on April 14, 1931.[2]

In the United States, Pan American Day is observed by Presidential proclamation on April 14. In addition, the entire week on which the holiday falls is observed as Pan American Week.

In Belize "Pan American Day" refers to October 12, which is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States.[3]


  1. ^ Osmańczyk, Edmund Jan (2003). Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements (3 ed.). New York: Routledge. p. 1759. ISBN 0415939216. 
  2. ^ DeConde, Alexander (1951). Herbert Hoover's Latin-American Policy. Stanford University Press. pp. 118–119. 
  3. ^ "Belize celebrates Pan American Day". Breaking Belize News. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.