What is the name of the Pacific Island named after the holiday on which it was discovered?
Easter Island. Also, Christmas Island is in the Indian Ocean.
the answer is Easter Island
Easter Island. There is also Christmas Island, under Australia rule, in the Indian Ocean.
I presume you are asking when European explorers found the island and named it Easter Island. Dutch explorers "found" the island on Easter Sunday in 1722. It was named Easter Island by the Dutch navigator, Jacob Roggeveen because of the Christian holiday on which it was discovered by them. Of course the ancestors of today's Easter Islanders found it long before that, about 700-800 CE according to many scientists.
Because in January 1798 George Bass discovered it. He then returned with Matthew Flinders and name it Snapper Island. Captain James Grant then named it Grant Island. The island was eventually renamed after Sir Arthur Phillip, Governor of the First Fleet which sailed from England to Australia in 1788. He named it Phillip Island.
No, why should there be a holiday named after her? Perhaps in some part of the world there may be a fun type day named after her, such as the "pi" day, or the national pickle day, or love your parakeet day, but no genuine holiday is named after her. No, why should there be a holiday named after her? Perhaps in some part of the world there may be a fun type day named…
Christmas Island is still known as Christmas Island. It was named by Captain William Mynors when he sighted the island on Christmas Day of 1643 as the Royal Mary was heading home from the East Indies. However, records of 1615 by the master of the Thomas, Richard Rowe show it was sighted much earlier. This island is not to be mistaken for the Christmas Island located in the Pacific Ocean, 2,000 km south of the…
Rottnest Island was discovered in 1697 when Dutch sailor Willem de Vlamingh reached "New Holland", as it was then called. When he reached Rottnest Island, he saw the quokkas, small wallaby-like animals, and their grassy nests and tunnels. Believing the unusual creatures to be large rats, he named the island after them and their "nests" - Rottenest - now called Rottnest.