Columbus Day

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Co·​lum·​bus Day | \kə-ˈləm-bəs- \

Definition of Columbus Day 

1 : October 12 formerly observed as a legal holiday in many states of the U.S. 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 U.S.

First Known Use of Columbus Day

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Columbus Day

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English Language Learners 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

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