June 1, 2023

Auto Creditcards

The number one source for business

Columbus Day 2021: What’s open, what’s closed on Monday? UPS, FedEx, banks, mail delivery, stock markets, stores, restaurants

Columbus Day 2021 is Monday, Oct. 11.

Columbus Day started in 1792 as an Italian-American holiday, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the day a national holiday in 1937.

Here is everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Columbus Day 2020.

Is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

Columbus Day is a state and federal holiday. It’s the eighth of 11 federal holidays, with Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas to follow.

The only state that doesn’t consider Columbus Day a holiday is Hawaii. The second Monday in October is referred to as Discoverers’ Day instead, but it is not a state holiday in Hawaii.

Is there mail delivery on Columbus Day 2021? Does the mail run?

There will be no mail delivered on Columbus Day, but FedEx and UPS will still be making deliveries.

Is the post office open on Columbus Day 2021?

United States Postal Service offices will be closed.

Are banks open on Columbus Day?

The only major bank chain planning to remain open is TD Bank.

Most banks will be closed for Columbus Day, including:

What stores are open on Columbus Day 2021?

Most stores remain open the entire holiday weekend. Some may even be offering sales and deals. Below is a roundup of some popular retail stores scheduled to be open on Monday, Oct. 11.

Note: Shoppers should ultimately check with their local store in the event hours vary by location.

Will grocery stores be open on Columbus Day 2021?

Most grocery stores should be open, but some may have reduced hours for the holiday. Shoppers should ultimately check with their local supermarket for specific information on opening and closing hours, as it can vary by location.

The following major supermarket chains in New Jersey are scheduled to be open on Columbus Day:

What are the best Columbus Day 2021 sales?

Columbus Day is one of the more popular federal holidays for retailers to hold massive online sales. Here is a list of some of the bigger retailers holding sales:

Are restaurants open on Columbus Day 2021?

Most restaurants should be open for takeout, delivery, and in-person dining. Patrons should check with specific restaurants for exact hours and information.

Is the stock market closed on Columbus Day 2021?

The New York Stock Exchange is open on Monday, Oct. 11.

Nasdaq trading will also be open. However, bond markets will be closed.

Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations open on Columbus Day 2021?

All Motor Vehicle Commission offices will be closed to observe the Columbus Day holiday. Additionally, all New Jersey state offices and courts are closed for the holiday.

Does NJ Transit, PATH, and SEPTA operate on a normal schedule for Columbus Day 2021?

NJ Transit will be observing the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Riders should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to double-check arrival and departure times.

PATH will be operating on a weekend schedule and SEPTA will operate on a normal schedule.

When is the next federal holiday?

The next federal holiday is Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11. The two other remaining federal holidays are Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 25 and Christmas Day on Dec. 25.

For more information about the history of Columbus Day, check out the video below:

Our journalism needs your support. Please subscribe today to NJ.com

Katherine Rodriguez can be reached at [email protected]. Have a tip? Tell us at nj.com/tips.