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Columbus Day

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noun
  1. a day, October 12, observed as a holiday in various states of the U.S. in honor of the discovery of the New World by Columbus and his landing in the West Indies on October 12, 1492: observed in some states as the second Monday in October.
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Origin of Columbus Day

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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Columbus Day

noun
  1. 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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