leif erikson day

Leif Erikson Day is an annual American observance which 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 (Greenland excluded). Wikipedia