Monday is Columbus Day in the United States, which means that many people have the day off from work and school. However, not everyone celebrates Columbus Day. For some, it is a day to remember the atrocities committed against indigenous peoples by European colonizers. So what’s open and closed on Monday? Here’s a list of some major retailers and businesses.
Columbus Day is Monday, October 10th. Most stores and restaurants will be open with regular hours of operation. For many businesses, it’s another day at the office. However, some other businesses are closed on Columbus Day to give their employees a true holiday — and without that extra workday!
Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day: What’s open, closed?
Most states observe Columbus Day as a holiday, though a handful have renamed it Indigenous Peoples’ Day or some other variation. Cities observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day include Albuquerque, Denver, Phoenix and Portland.
While many government offices and schools are closed on Columbus Day, some retailers are open and running sales.
BANKS will be CLOSED on Columbus Day.
BARS & CLUBS will be OPEN on Columbus Day.
BIG BOX STORES will be OPEN on Columbus Day.
CASUAL RESTAURANTS will be OPEN on Columbus Day.
CONVENIENCE STORES will be OPEN on Columbus Day. Many locations will be open 24 hours, even on federal and state holidays.
FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS will be OPEN on Columbus Day.
GROCERY STORES will be OPEN on Columbus Day.
GOVERNMENT OFFICES will be CLOSED on Columbus Day. All local, state, county, and federal agencies are closed on October 10.
Most liquor stores are either open or closed on Columbus Day. It depends on which state and/or city you are in, as well as the time of day. On October 10th, most states allow alcohol purchases from liquor stores while others prohibit sales during the holiday. Some retailers may have special deals to celebrate the day.
MOVIE THEATERS will be OPEN on Columbus Day.
Pharmacies and drug stores are OPEN on Columbus Day. Grocery and big box stores operating pharmacy departments will apply holiday irregular schedules to these sections of their businesses.
POST OFFICE (USPS) will be CLOSED on Columbus Day. There will be no mail delivery on October 10.
The majority of U.S. states observe Columbus Day as a paid holiday on the second Monday in October, with many schools closing on that day. In addition to state-level holidays, some school districts may choose Columbus Day as a local holiday.
SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES will be OPEN on Columbus Day.
The stock market is open on Columbus Day. Bond markets in the United States will be closed, however.
Government offices: Federal, state and local government offices are all closed on Columbus Day.
Stores: Many stores are open on Columbus day, including Walmart and Target. Some stores may have special deals and sales.
Libraries: Many libraries are closed on Columbus Day, but some may offer limited hours or be open for specific events.
Financial institutions such as banks and credit unions are usually closed on Columbus Day. However, some online banking services may still be available.
Many businesses and organizations are closed on Columbus day, but some stores and restaurants may remain open. Call ahead to check if your local business is open before heading out.
The second Monday in October is Columbus Day, a federal holiday commemorating the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. Many states and cities also observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day on this day, to recognize the indigenous peoples who were living in the Americas before Columbus arrived.
For more information about Columbus Day 2022, as well as contact details for specific stores/restaurants/malls, search our list! Always make sure to call ahead before leaving the house to confirm holiday hours. Plan ahead, stay safe, and have a great Columbus Day 2022!