According to the U.S. Postal Service, mail is not delivered on Columbus Day. Columbus Day is a public holiday that is recognized by the U.S. government.Know More
Columbus Day is observed annually on the second Monday of October. The first official federal observation of Columbus Day occurred in 1937. In 1972, New York was the first state to celebrate Columbus Day, 300 years after Christopher Columbus declared that he had discovered America.
Columbus Day is considered a loosely observed federal holiday, meaning many businesses and establishments remain open and keep regular hours. Banks, federal offices and state offices observe Columbus Day and resume normal hours on the Tuesday following the holiday.Learn more about Postal Services
As a general rule, all mail that has been franked must be posted on the day of franking. If the post is missed, the mail should be refranked and posted the following day.Full Answer >
Columbus Day is a federal holiday, so most banks are closed. However, not all banks close for federal holidays; some remain open for normal business hours, while others are open for only part of the day.Full Answer >
Many people believe that Columbus Day should not be celebrated because Christopher Columbus committed atrocities against Native Americans. They argue that it creates a false narrative about the discovery of the Americas and contributes to the disenfranchisement of Native Americans.Full Answer >
Although Columbus Day is considered a federal holiday, some banks are open. Larger financial institutions such as TD Bank, Wells Fargo and Chase are open on Columbus Day. Most banks have a list of holidays they observe available on their websites.Full Answer >