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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

Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The center will hold four more Discovery Day events on the last Sunday in June, July, August and September.
For more information about our Discovery Day on Friday 15th March, please go to, or contact our Admissions Registrars at: Monmouth School for Boys on 01600 710433 or Email; Monmouth School for Girls on 01600 711104 or Email; Monmouth Schools Pre-Prep and Nursery on 01600 713970 or Email
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Anglesey's Biodiversity Project Officer, Lowri Roberts, said: "Why not celebrate our wonderful wildlife by joining us on a Wildlife Discovery Walk around Llyn Maelog in Rhosneigr or come along to our family fun Nature Discovery Day at Breakwater Country Park?
We work with them so they can assess where they are at right now in terms of their readiness to do a full CCDM programme" When this work was completed, a "discovery day" would be held at each of the DHBs to report back and share the findings.
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Discovery Day sessions will be offered over three consecutive days in March, April and July.
To book a place on a discovery day contact the centre on 01656 724100.

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