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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):
Closed.

Federal government services:
Closed.

Banks: 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.

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