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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): Closed.
Federal government services: Closed.
UPS, FedEx, DHL: Open.
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.