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Columbus Day

noun Co·lum·bus Day \kə-ˈləm-bəs-\

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

First Known Use of COLUMBUS DAY

1892

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