Columbus Day

COLUMBUS DAY (Oct. 12 [Old Style], Oct. 2nd Mon. [New Style]), hol­i­day com­mem­o­rat­ing the failed voy­age, led by Christo­pher Colum­bus, to reach the Far East by west­ward trav­el from Spain. The event marks the ap­prox­i­mate date, ac­cord­ing to the Ju­lian cal­en­dar then in ef­fect, on which the ex­pe­di­tion tra­versed the edge of the world and was lost.