Wondering if Walmart and Target are open on Columbus Day?
There are plenty of holiday sales going on all weekend and most retail stores and malls will be open on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
However, there is no mail delivery and all municipal and federal buildings will be closed on Monday.
If you're an investor, the stock market will be open, so you can check in on your investments before you head to the mall to do some shopping.
Here’s the list of what is open and closed on Columbus Day in most areas of the country:
- Retail Stores and Malls: Most stores are open normal business hours. Smaller stores may be open special holiday hours, so call if you aren't sure.
- Supermarkets – Most grocery stores will be open on Monday. Some are open only until 6pm, others will keep their doors open regular hours.
- Restaurants – Open
- Banks: Most banks are closed, but if you are a TD Bank customer, they are open on Columbus Day. Some banks may have branches open in supermarkets, but it's best to call ahead. but ATMs and on-line banking are an option. Some banks -- including Citizens here in RI -- have branches in grocery stores that operate on a Sunday schedule.
- Liquor stores: Most liquor stores are open normal business hours. Small local stores may have limited hours. Call ahead.
- Mail delivery: No mail delivery in the United States. All U.S. Post Offices are closed for the Federal holiday.
- Federal, State and Municipal offices – Closed
- Schools - Closed
- Libraries – Closed
- Stock market - open
- Public transportation - Schedule varies by state. Here in Rhode Island, the RIPTA buses will run on a holiday schedule.
Click here for a full list of Federal holidays.