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Columbus Day

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noun Co·lum·bus Day \kə-ˈləm-bəs-\

Simple Definition of Columbus Day

  • : the second Monday in October observed as a legal holiday in many states of the U.S. in honor of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Bahamas in 1492

Full Definition of Columbus Day

  1. 1 :  October 12 formerly observed as a legal holiday in many states of the United States in commemoration of the landing of Columbus in the Bahamas in 1492

  2. 2 :  the second Monday in October observed as a legal holiday in many states of the United States


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