Columbus Day 2022 is Monday October 10th.
Columbus Day began as an Italian-American holiday in 1792, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the day a national holiday in 1937.
More and more communities celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October. This is meant to honor the indigenous peoples of North America and the tribal nations living on the continent today.
President Joe Biden has declared Indigenous Peoples Day a national holiday in October 2021 alongside Columbus Day.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Columbus Day 2022.
Is Columbus Day a Public Holiday?
Columbus Day is a state and federal holiday. It is the eighth of eleven federal holidays, followed by Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The only state that does not consider Columbus Day a holiday is Hawaii. The second Monday in October is instead designated as Explorers Day, but is not a Hawaiian public holiday.
Will there be mail delivery on Columbus Day 2022? Is the mail working?
No mail will be delivered on Columbus Day, but FedEx and UPS will continue to make deliveries.
Is the post office open on Columbus Day 2022?
United States post offices will be closed.
Are the banks open on Columbus Day?
The only major bank chain planning to remain open is TD Bank.
Most banks are closed on Columbus Day, including:
Will grocery stores be open on Columbus Day 2022?
Most grocery stores should be open, but some may have reduced opening hours for the holidays. Ultimately, shoppers should check with their local supermarket for specific information on opening and closing times, as these may vary by location.
The following major supermarket chains in New Jersey are scheduled to be open on Columbus Day:
- Summit (7:00 – 23:00)
- Aldi (9am – 8pm)
- BJ’s Wholesale Club (8am – 10pm)
- Costco (10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
- Foodtown (varies by store)
- Lidl (8am – 9pm)
- ShopRite (varies by store)
- Stop & Shop (7am – 10pm)
- Trader Joe’s (8am – 9pm)
- Walmart (6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
- Wegman’s (06:00 – 00:00)
- Whole foods (8am – 9pm)
Which stores will be open on Columbus Day 2022? When do shops close?
According to HolidayShoppingHours.com, all major retail stores and malls and most malls should be open.
Click here for a list of some of the most popular store opening and closing times.
What are the best sales on Columbus Day 2022?
There are many online sales for Columbus Day. Here are a few:
Are restaurants open on Columbus Day 2022?
Most restaurants should be open for takeout, delivery and eat-in. Guests should check with specific restaurants for specific hours and information.
Is the stock exchange closed on Columbus Day 2022?
The New York Stock Exchange is open on Monday October 10th.
Nasdaq trading will also be open. However, the bond markets will be closed.
Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations open on Columbus Day 2022?
All Motor Vehicle Commission offices are closed to commemorate the Columbus Day holiday. Additionally, all New Jersey state offices and courts are closed for the holiday.
Are NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA operating on a normal schedule for Columbus Day 2022?
NJ Transit is celebrating Columbus Day on Monday, October 10, 2022. Passengers should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to verify arrival and departure times.
PATH operates on a weekday schedule and SEPTA operates on a regular schedule.
When is the next federal holiday?
The next federal holiday is Veterans Day on Friday, November 11th, which is observed on November 24th. The other two remaining federal holidays are Thanksgiving on November 24 and Christmas Day on December 25.
For more information on the history of Columbus Day, see the video below:
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