Columbus Day 2017: When Is Columbus Day? Dates & Details 🗓

What day is Columbus Day on? Columbus Day 2017 is celebrated on a Monday in October. In 2016, it was on a Monday and Columbus Day in 2018 is on Monday, October 8, 2018.

Countdown to Columbus Day 2017 date is below, plus holiday history, facts, bank hours, mail delivery details and upcoming federal and public holidays.

Columbus Day, which is on the second Monday of October, remembers Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. This holiday is controversial because the European settlement in the Americas led to the demise of the history and culture of the indigenous peoples. Observed everywhere, except AK , AR , CA , DE , FL , HI , MI , MN , ND , NV , OR , SD , TX , VT , WA , WI , WY

When is Columbus Day 2017? This year Columbus Day is on Monday, October 9, 2017.

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Columbus Day celebrates 15th century explorer Christopher Columbus’s arrival in America in 1492.

Below you will find all the details for Columbus Day 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.

Is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

Yes, Columbus Day is a federal holiday. All federal holidays are also public holidays in United States. If a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is a holiday; if a holiday falls on a Sunday the following Monday is a holiday. You can view all federal holidays.

State holidays are holidays for the government and public sector in that state and almost all, private businesses will give employees the day off.

Is Columbus Day a national holiday?

Columbus Day is not a national holiday. Unlike many other countries, there are no ‘national holidays’ in the United States because Congress only has constitutional authority to create holidays for federal institutions. Most federal holidays are also observered as state holidays.

Is Columbus Day a paid holiday?

The answer depends on your employer. Both federal and state law require most employers, but not all, to pay overtime. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise).


Does the mail run on Columbus Day?

Many people ask ‘Is there mail delivery on Columbus Day’? The answer is no, there will be no mail delivery on Columbus Day. All post offices and federal offices of any kind will be closed for the holiday, which means that no businesses or homes will receive mail. This also counts out USPS and Fedex packages. According to USPS and Fedex, because it is a federal holiday, all federal offices are closed.

Additional holidays on which mail is not delivered are:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Christmas Day

Are banks open on Columbus Day?

Columbus Day is a federal holiday, which means all federal offices, courts and many banks are closed. While most banks are closed, some banks can operate on their own schedules, so it may be best to check with your local branches. U.S. stock and bond markets like the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ will be closed on Columbus Day. Grocery stores and malls are reportedly open.

If your bank is closed, it is still possible to conduct general banking transactions via ATM, online banking or your mobile phone. Apps and websites are running though not all normal functions may be accessed for the holiday.

Banks that are closed for the holiday include:

  • Bank of America
  • Bank of the West
  • Capital One Bank
  • Chase
  • Citibank
  • Comerica Bank
  • Compass Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • HSBC
  • Huntington National Bank
  • KeyBank
  • PNC Bank
  • Regions
  • RBS Citizens
  • Santander Bank
  • SunTrust Bank
  • US Bank

Are stores open on Columbus Day?

On Columbus Day, many stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open. There are no national holidays on which all businesses are closed by law. However, some stores may have shortened or extended holiday hours for the day. Stores may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses are closed on Columbus Day in order to give their employees the day off. For restaurants, stores and other establishments specific to your area, you will have to check with the individual business.

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Columbus Day 2017

Holiday: Columbus Day
Date: October 9, 2017
Weekday: Monday
Holiday Type: Federal Holiday
Columbus Day 2018: Monday, October 8, 2018
Columbus Day 2019: Monday, October 14, 2019
Columbus Day 2020: Monday, October 12, 2020

History & Origin

How To Celebrate Columbus Day

How To Say Columbus Day in:

Spanish: Día de la Raza
Norwegian: Columbus-dagen
German: Kolumbus-Tag

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