Definition of Columbus Day in US English:

Columbus Day


  • A legal holiday commemorating the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus in 1492. It is observed by most states on the second Monday of October.

    • ‘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?’
    • ‘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 Packers play in the only games on Columbus Day (vs. Tennessee) and Christmas Eve (at Minnesota).’


Columbus Day

/kəˈləmbəs deɪ/