Definition of Columbus Day in English:

Columbus Day

noun

  • (in the US) a legal holiday commemorating Christopher Columbus's first voyage to the Americas in 1492. It is observed by most states on the second Monday of October.

    • ‘He is an absurd character who relies on First Amendment freedoms to defend his teaching position, while denying others the right to take part in a Columbus Day parade.’
    • ‘Be honest, did any of you teachers or bank employees use Columbus Day to go to a Columbus Day parade?’
    • ‘The Packers play in the only games on Columbus Day (vs. Tennessee) and Christmas Eve (at Minnesota).’
    • ‘The Museum is open from Saturday, Memorial Day (last Monday in May) through Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October).’

Pronunciation

Columbus Day

/kəˈlʌmbəs ˌdeɪ/