Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October each year, and the holidays land on October 12 in 2020. While not every state recognizes Columbus Day, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Maine celebrate Native American Day or Indigenous Peoples Day on the date, for example – it is one of the 10 federal holidays.
Some stores will be closed while others will remain open and may have Columbus Day sales. This year, operations may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. So, call ahead to confirm store opening hours before you go shopping on Monday, October 12th.
What’s open on Columbus Day?
Here are some spots that will be open for business on Columbus Day 2020:
- Barnes and Noble
- Best buy
- Bed bath and beyond
- Home Depot
- TJ Maxx
- Mattress company
Is the USPS open on Columbus Day?
No. Post offices are one of the many government-run buildings that will be closed on the federal holiday.
Are national parks open on Columbus Day?
Yes. Although government operated, properties in the national park system will operate normally on October 12th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is best to check in advance that your local park will be open as usual.
Are public libraries open on Columbus Day?
Public libraries usually close on Columbus Day, but it may still be worth checking with your local branch to see if they are an exception.
Are the federal offices open on Columbus Day?
Since it is a federal holiday, all federal offices will be closed on Columbus Day. This also includes your local DMV.
Are banks open on Columbus Day?
Most banks are closed for Columbus Day, although the holiday is not observed across the industry. The American National Bank, for example, is open on Monday, October 12th, even though the Federal Reserve Bank is closed.