Columbus Day: Here’s what’s open and closed

President Biden issued a proclamation commemorating Indigenous Peoples’ Day Friday and acknowledged the destruction of native communities that adopted the arrival of Christopher Columbus in North America within the fifteenth Century.

“Today, we also acknowledge the painful history of wrongs and atrocities that many European explorers inflicted on Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities,” Biden wrote in Friday’s proclamation. “It is a measure of our greatness as a Nation that we do not seek to bury these shameful episodes of our past — that we face them honestly, we bring them to the light and we do all we can to address them,”

More than 100 US cities have changed Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, together with Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix and San Francisco. Several states together with Minnesota, Alaska, Vermont and Oregon have chosen to rejoice Indigenous People’s Day as nicely.

On Friday, White home press secretary Jen Psaki stated Columbus Day will proceed to be designated as a federal vacation, however famous the importance of Biden’s proclamation. “Recognizing today as Indigenous Peoples’ Day is something that the President felt strongly about personally, he’s happy to be the first president to celebrate and to make it, the history of moving forward.”

Here’s what can be open and closed on Monday.


Most supermarkets

Most drug shops

Starbucks (SBUX) and Dunkin’ Donuts


National parks

FedEx (FDX) and UPS (UPS) — Both will function as regular and most retail places will stay open.


Any companies or establishments operated by the federal government, equivalent to libraries, federal places of work, and DMVs.

The Federal Reserve Bank

Most banks can be closed, one exception is TD Bank.

US Postal Services: USPS is not going to be delivering mail and put up places of work can be closed.

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