Columbus Day 2022 is Monday, Oct. 10.
Columbus Day started in 1792 as an Italian-American holiday, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the day a national holiday in 1937.
A growing number of communities celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday in October. This is to honor North America’s Indigenous peoples and the Tribal Nations living on the continent today.
President Joe Biden proclaimed Indigenous Peoples’ Day as a national holiday in October 2021 alongside Columbus Day.
Here is everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Columbus Day 2022.
Is Columbus Day a federal holiday?
Columbus Day is a state and federal holiday. It’s the eighth of 11 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, but it is not a state holiday in Hawaii.
Is there mail delivery on Columbus Day 2022? 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 2022?
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:
Will grocery stores be open on Columbus Day 2022?
Most grocery 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.
The following major supermarket chains in New Jersey are scheduled to be open on Columbus Day:
- Acme (7 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
- Aldi (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
- BJ’s Wholesale Club (8 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- Costco (10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
- Foodtown (varies by store)
- Lidl (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- ShopRite (varies by store)
- Stop & Shop (7 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- Trader Joe’s (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- Walmart (6 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
- Wegmans (6 a.m. – 12 a.m.)
- Whole Foods (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
What stores are open on Columbus Day 2022? When do stores close?
All major retail stores and malls should be open, along with most shopping centers, according to HolidayShoppingHours.com.
To see a list of some of the more popular store opening and closing times, click here.
What are the best Columbus Day 2022 sales?
There are plenty of online sales for Columbus Day. Here are a few:
Are restaurants open on Columbus Day 2022?
Most restaurants should be open for takeout, delivery, and in-person dining. Patrons should check with specific restaurants for exact hours and information.
Is the stock market closed on Columbus Day 2022?
The New York Stock Exchange is open on Monday, Oct. 10.
Nasdaq trading will also be open. However, bond markets will be closed.
Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations open on Columbus Day 2022?
All Motor Vehicle Commission offices will be closed to observe the Columbus Day holiday. Additionally, all New Jersey state offices and courts are closed for the holiday.
Does NJ Transit, PATH, and SEPTA operate on a normal schedule for Columbus Day 2022?
NJ Transit will be observing the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. Riders should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to double-check arrival and departure times.
PATH will be operating on a weekday schedule and SEPTA will operate on a normal schedule.
When is the next federal holiday?
The next federal holiday is Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, which will be observed on The two other remaining federal holidays are Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 24 and Christmas Day on Dec. 25.
For more information about the history of Columbus Day, check out the video below:
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