Whether your town celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day, Columbus Day, or treats the start of the week like any other, the second Monday in October is a federal holiday and government offices are closed.
Some states choose to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day to recognize the mistreatment of Native people and commemorate their history, but 16 states still refer to it specifically as Columbus Day, according to Pew Research.
Given the inconsistent way the holiday is celebrated, meaning it’s a paid day off for some businesses and just another start to the workday for others, here’s a rundown of what’s open and closed on Monday, October 9:
Since this is a federal holiday, government agencies such as the DMV, libraries and courts are closed.
The U.S. Postal Service is closed and Columbus Day is one of 11 holidays where postal workers are given paid time off and mail will not be regularly delivered.
FedEx and FedEx Ground Economy are offering modified services, but the shipper’s other services, including ground, freight and home delivery, remain open as usual.
Due to the U.S. Postal Service holiday, UPS pickup and delivery services are still operating, but UPS SurePost and UPS Mail Innovations deliveries will take another business day to reach their destination, UPS said. All UPS stores are open for business as usual.
Banks and Wall Street
Monday is a bank holiday, at least for Federal Reserve banks and branches.
Most, but not all, financial institutions will take their cues from the Fed’s schedule.
Branches of U.S. banks including Bank of America, Citibank, Regions Bank and Wells Fargo are closed, but Chase and TD remain open.
The federal holiday has limited impact on Wall Street. Both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq stock markets are operating as normal, as the Monday holiday is not among the nine market holidays. However, the bond market, which trades U.S. government bonds, and the Federal Reserve are both closed.
shops and restaurants
Most retailers and restaurants are open, but it’s best to check before you go.