Wondering what's open on Columbus Day? This annual federal holiday falls on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 and while retail stores like Walmart will be open, there will be no mail delivery, many banks will be closed, and federal, state and municipal offices will be closed.
Here's the low-down on what's open and what's closed on Columbus Day:
Retail Stores: Walmart, Target, liquor stores, grocery stores and most malls will be open regular business hours on Columbus Day.
Banks: Most banks will be closed on Monday, but there are some exceptions. TD Bank branches will be open and some supermarket branches of Citizens Bank may be open using a Sunday schedule. Call ahead to be sure.
Mail Delivery: All U.S. Post Office locations will be closed, so you won't get mail and you will not be able to mail a package or letter on Columbus Day. However, UPS and FEDEX are both open if you are expecting a delivery.
Federal Offices: The current government shutdown has forced the closure of many federal offices, so many workers will have yet another day off without pay if there is no resolution to the shutdown over the weekend. For federal employees who are not furloughed, Columbus Day is a holiday for many who work in non-essential federal government offices.
Municipal and State Offices: Closed, including the DMV and the Dept. of Vital Records
Courts: Both federal and state courts will be closed on October 14.
Schools and Libraries: All public schools and all libraries will be closed on Monday.
Stock Market: If you are an investor, the stock market will be open on Columbus Day.