Columbus Day

noun 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


COLUMBUS DAY Defined for English Language Learners

Columbus Day

noun

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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