One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(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.’
- ‘The Museum is open from Saturday, Memorial Day (last Monday in May) through Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October).’
- ‘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).’
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