Columbus Day 2020 is Monday, Oct. 12.

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 seventh of 10 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.

Is there mail delivery on Columbus Day 2020? 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 2020?

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:

Are stores open on Columbus Day 2020?

Most retailers will be open and are having sales for the holiday weekend. Some of those sales include big savings on electronics, home goods, mattresses and toys.

(Remember, it’s still required to wear a face mask or covering in New Jersey when entering a store.)

The following stores are confirmed to be open on Columbus Day, according to Mental Floss:

What are the best Columbus Day 2020 sales?

There are plenty of enticing sales being offered online prior to and during Columbus Day 2020. Here are just a few:

Will grocery stores be open on Columbus Day 2020?

Most food 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.

(Remember, it’s still required to wear a face mask or covering in New Jersey when entering a store.)

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

Are restaurants open on Columbus Day 2020?

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

Are stock markets open on Columbus Day 2020?

Stock markets will remain open on Columbus Day. Although typically following a holiday schedule, the stock market makes an exception for Columbus Day and Veterans Day.

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

Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations open on Columbus Day 2020?

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

Online processing of some documents are available on Motor Vehicle Commission’s website.

Does NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA operate on a normal schedule?

NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA will operate on normal schedules. For NJ Transit, riders should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to double-check arrival and departure times.

When is the next federal holiday?

The next federal holiday is Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Two other remaining federal holidays are Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 26 and Christmas Day on Dec. 25.

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

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