This Monday, October 9, 2023 is Columbus Day.

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

In October 2021, President Joe Biden proclaimed this day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day as a national holiday alongside Columbus Day. This is to honor North America’s Indigenous peoples and the Tribal Nations living on the continent today.

Columbus Day is a state and federal holiday.

Township offices will be closed. In Lakewood, everyone's trash pickup schedule will move ahead one day this week. There will be no bulk pickup this week.

All New Jersey state offices, including courts and Motor Vehicle Commission offices will be closed.

United States Postal Service offices will be closed. There will be no mail delivered.

However, FedEx and UPS will still be making deliveries.

The vast majority of banks will be closed. The only major bank chain planning to remain open is TD Bank.

All major retail stores and most malls and shopping centers should be open. Several retailers are having Columbus Day sales this year.

NJ Transit will observe the Columbus Day holiday. Riders should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to double-check arrival and departure times.

PATH will operate on a weekday schedule, and SEPTA will operate on a normal schedule.

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq trading is open. However, bond markets will be closed.

The next federal holiday is Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11, which will be observed on Friday, Nov. 10. The two other remaining federal holidays are Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 23 and Christmas Day on Dec. 25.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you