Discovery Day

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Discovery Day

November 19; December 5
There are a number of different days referred to by this name, all of which relate to the voyages of Christopher Columbus. In Trinidad and Tobago, August 1 was Discovery Day, in honor of Columbus's discovery of the two islands on his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere. Since 1985, however, August 1 has been observed as Trinidad and Tobago Emancipation Day. In Haiti, Discovery Day is a legal holiday celebrated on December 5, commemorating its discovery by Columbus in 1492. And in Puerto Rico, which Columbus found on his second voyage in 1493, Discovery Day is celebrated on November 19.
See also Magellan Day
AnnivHol-2000, pp. 193, 203
BkHolWrld-1986, p. 176

Celebrated in: Bahamas

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