Columbus Day

Columbus Day is a legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

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Is mail delivered on Columbus Day?

No, it is a Federal holiday

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Does the post office Deliver On Columbus Day?

No it doesn't sorry :(

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How do Europeans celebrate Columbus Day?

We don't, we have no reason to. It's an American holiday. We don't have Columbus day here.

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Does mail come on Columbus Day?

yes or no, its either one!

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Are chp offices closed for Columbus Day?

Law enforcement is NEVER closed.

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What is the difference between customs and traditions?

Traditions are those processes that are given to new generations by old generations.It (tradition)exists for a long time,while customs are very short processes that are made & finished.

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Is the post office open on Columbus Day?

No, the post office is not open on Columbus day.

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Is NYSE open on Presidents' Day?

No, the stock and bond markets are closed for Presidents Day.

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How many years ago did Columbus sail the ocean blue?

His first voyage was in 1492.

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Is there federal mail on Columbus Day?

There is no US Postal service regular delivery on Columbus Day.

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Does mail run on Columbus Day?

No.

Mail does not run on Sundays or the following holidays:

  • January 1 - New Year's Day
  • Third Monday in January - Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
  • Third Monday in February - President's Day
  • Last Monday in May - Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Independence Day
  • First Monday in September - Labor Day
  • Second Monday in October - Columbus Day
  • November 11 - Veterans Day
  • Fourth Thursday in November - Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25 - Christmas Day

When one of the above dates falls on a Sunday, there is no mail delivery the following day.

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Is NYSE open on Columbus Day?

The New York Stock Exchange will remain open for Columbus Day. The NYSE will close or did close for nine days in 2014 (New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day). The NYSE closes early on Independence Day Eve, the friday following Thanksgiving Day and on Christmas Eve Day.

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In which month is Columbus Day?

October 12th

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Why has September 17th been declared Constitution Day?

September 17th,1787 was the day the Constitution emerged from the Philadelphia convention. You can read all about the Constitution and it's concept in "The Federalist Papers".

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Why did the Native Americans go against the Columbus Day celebration?

Because they feel like they would be celebrating the death of their people, encouraging them for taking their land, and celebrating the slavery to the white man.

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Why is there school on Columbus Day?

There is basically a law that states there must be a minimum of 180 days of school, and that is also why the last 2 days of school in some county/states, it is a 1/2 day.

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Why do many US states today not celebrate Columbus Day?

There are a number of holidays in the US calendar that are recognized but not celebrated nationwide. In a country the size of America, events that are important in one area may not be seen in quite the same way as in others.

It is also worth mentioning that Thanksgiving is a celebration of one of the early milestones in the birth of the country. July 4th is another important milestone in history. Perhaps Columbus arriving in the land is one celebration too many for most states.

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Do kids go to school on Columbus Day?

my guess Is No

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What day is Columbus Day?

october 12

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Why do people celebrate Eriksson rather than Columbus Day?

People celebrate Eriksson day rather than Columbus day because the Vikings discovered America before Columbus did, so they want to give the Vikings credit.

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Are Banks closed Columbus day?

Most Banks are closed on any holiday, so most likely

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Why Columbus Day in October?


Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, which occurred on October 12, 1492 in the Julian calendar and October 21, 1492 in the modern Gregorian calendar, as an official holiday. The day is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza (Day of the Race) in many countries in Latin America, as Día de las Culturas(Day of the Cultures) in Costa Rica, as Discovery Day in The Bahamas, as Día de la Hispanidad (Spanish Day) and National Day in Spain, and as Día de la Resistencia Indígena (Day of Indigenous Resistance) in Venezuela. These holidays have been celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century, and officially in various countries since the early 20th century.

Columbus Day became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1905. It became a federal holiday in 1970. People have ritually remembered Columbus beginning at least in the Colonial period. In 1792, New York City and other eastern U.S. cities celebrated the 300th anniversary of his landing in the New World. In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event. During the 400 year anniversary in 1892, teachers, preachers, poets and politicians used Columbus Day rituals to teach ideals of patriotism. These patriotic rituals were framed around themes such as support for war, citizenship boundaries, the importance of obedience to the nation, and celebrating social change as progress.

Catholic immigration in the mid-nineteenth century induced discrimination from anti-immigrant activists such as the Ku Klux Klan. Like many other struggling immigrant communities, Catholics developed organizations to fight discrimination and provide insurance for the struggling immigrants. The organization, the Knights of Columbus, chose Columbus as the masthead to symbolize their rights to citizenship: one of their own, a fellow Catholic, had discovered America.


Some Italian-Americans observe Columbus Day as a celebration of their heritage, the first occasion being in New York City on October 12, 1866. Columbus Day was first popularized as a holiday in the United States through the lobbying of Angelo Noce, a first generation Italian, in Denver. The first official non-centennial Columbus Day was decreed by Colorado governor Jesse F. McDonald in 1905 and made state law in 1907.

Since 1971, the holiday has been commemorated in the U.S. on the second Monday in October, the same day as Thanksgiving in neighboring Canada. It is generally observed today by banks, the bond market, the U.S. Postal Service and other federal agencies, most state government offices, and some school districts; however, most businesses and stock exchanges remain open.

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Where did Columbus think he was on the 33rd day of his journey?

The Indian Sea

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Is there school on Columbus Day?

yes it is

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What Month is Columbus day?

Columbus Day is celebrated in October (on the second Monday of the month).

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