While some states have recently begun celebrating Aboriginal Day to honor the history of Native cultures, other states still refer to the holiday as Columbus Day.
In Los Angeles County, the Board of Supervisors voted in 2017 to declare the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day, replacing Columbus Day. According to the Pew Research Center, California is one of 26 states that does not have an official holiday on that day, while the remaining states recognize the holiday. California recognizes the fourth Friday in September as Native American Day.
However, Columbus Day remains a federal holiday, so U.S. government offices are closed, there will be no mail delivery, and some agencies, businesses and services may be affected. Here are the places open and closed during the holidays:
- Monday is a bank holiday, so Fed banks and branches are closed, along with other U.S. banks such as Bank of America, Regions Bank, Citibank and Wells Fargo. Chase and TD Bank branches are open.
- The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq stock markets remain open.
- Los Angeles Unified School District schools are open.
- Metro buses and trains and Metrolink trains all run on a fixed timetable.
- U.S. Postal Service facilities are closed and FedEx is providing modified service. United Parcel Service pickup and delivery services are operating.
- Los Angeles County and city offices are closed, but courts are open.
- Federal courts are closed.