Is Columbus Day Capitalized?

Yes, Columbus Day is capitalized when referring to the holiday.

It is grammatical and customary to capitalize federal, secular, and religious holidays. Columbus Day is a federal holiday in the United States that celebrates Columbus’ discovery of North America. It occurs on the first Monday of October to celebrate Columbus’ landing in North America on October 12, 1492.

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