Columbus Day: What’s Open, What’s Not


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On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas. Since 1934, the day has been a federal holiday. But what does that mean for daily activities? Here’s the lowdown:

United States Postal Service (USPS):

Federal government services:

Banks: Closed.

UPS, FedEx, DHL:

State/local government services:
Vary. Check with your service of interest, such as the school or library.

Colleges and universities:
Some observe Columbus Day as a holiday. Check with yours to see.

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  1. Ray Padovano's Gravatar Comment by Ray Padovano on October 11th, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Is the RIAA open on Columbus Day?

  2. R's Gravatar Comment by R on October 11th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Is it 1942 or 1492? lol.

  3. RJ's Gravatar Comment by RJ on October 12th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Don’t delete comments man.

  4. Drea's Gravatar Comment by Drea on October 12th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    You got me. I should have left the comment, commented back and said I fixed it. Instead, I fixed it and deleted the comment. I was sifting through a ton of comments, and admit that I prioritized expediency over transparency in this case. I’m sorry! Thanks for taking me to task–it’s important that I stay transparent and not get lazy.

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