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Is There School On Columbus Day? Christopher Columbus Day Holiday Explained


Is There School On Columbus Day? Christopher Columbus Day Holiday Explained: This year the Columbus Day 2021 falls on Monday, 11th October 2021. Columbus Day is an annual holiday that celebrates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. As a national holiday, the federal government offices are generally closed, along with libraries and businesses. But what does Columbus Day mean for schools? The pupils are curious to know whether there is any school on Columbus day? However, they are surely wishing for the holiday as who wants to go school on the federal holiday. Let’s find out the answer to this question together. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

School On Columbus Day

Is There Any School On Columbus Day?

In a nutshell, schools are generally open on Columbus Day, don’t be sad it completely depends on the location where you live. In New York and Washington D.C., some public schools are closed for the federal holiday, whereas many public schools in other states are staying open. Reach out to your local school to get more details or information enclosing opening hours.

What Is Closed On Columbus Day?

Once more, different areas and locations experience different shuts on Columbus Day-so make sure to check. Here are a few general organizations and businesses that might be closed on Columbus Day 2021.

  • Public Transport: The services of public transport are still running in many areas but look before step out for delays or changes to timetables due to the holiday.
  • US Postal Services:  As per CNN, USPS will not be going to deliver mail and post offices will be shut down on Columbus Day. Services like FedEx, though, will remain on schedule.
  • Libraries: Some libraries might be shut-to know the better details just check the opening hours of your local library to make sure.
  • Banks: Most banks in your locations and area will likely be closed with the exception of TD Bank.

What Is Columbus Day?

Columbus Day is a federal holiday in several countries of the Americans and elsewhere, and a national holiday in the US which officially celebrates the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas on 12th October 1492. Most of the federal government services are closed on this day.

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Pallavi Ghosh has covered politics and Parliament for 15 years, and has reported extensively on Congress, UPA-I and UPA-II, and has now included the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog in her reportage. She tweets at @alishach03


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