A Quincentennial is an event or celebration of an event that occurred 500 years ago. It comes from the word quincentenary.
Recently in North America, Quincentennial was often used specifically to refer to the arrival of Cristopher Columbus. The year 1992 saw many celebrations and protests surrounding his first voyage in 1492.
A Finger in the Wound : Body Politics in Quincentennial Guatemala, ISBN 0520212843
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