Columbus Day

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noun Co·lum·bus Day \kə-ˈləm-bəs-\

Definition of Columbus Day

  1. 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. 2 :  the second Monday in October observed as a legal holiday in many states of the U.S.

1892

First Known Use of columbus day

1892


COLUMBUS DAY Defined for English Language Learners

Columbus Day

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noun Co·lum·bus Day \kə-ˈləm-bəs-\

Definition of Columbus Day for English Language Learners

  • : 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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