Columbus Day

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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.

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1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Columbus Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Columbus%20Day. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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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