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Columbus Day

[ kuh-luhm buhs dey ]
/ kəˈlʌm bəs ˌdeɪ /
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noun
the second Monday in October, a U.S. legal holiday observed in many states in honor of the landing of Columbus in the West Indies on October 12, 1492: Columbus is traditionally considered the discoverer of America, though he was not the first European to reach the New World.
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Origin of Columbus Day

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for Columbus Day

Columbus Day

noun
Oct 12, a legal holiday in most states of the US: the date of Columbus' landing in the West Indies (Caribbean) in 1492
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