Here’s what’s open (and closed) on Columbus Day 2023

Here’s what’s open (and closed) on Columbus Day 2023

Columbus Day is technically a federal holiday, though—meaning if you’re planning to head to the bank or visit a government office, your plans are likely to be impacted.

What is Columbus Day? Held on the second Monday of October, Columbus Day is meant to celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas, which occurred on Oct. 12, 1492.

Are banks open on Columbus Day? Columbus Day is a federal holiday, meaning most banks will be closed. One exception is American National Bank. ATMs, of course, will remain available if you need cash or want to make a deposit.

Will there be any mail delivery on Columbus Day? The U.S. Postal Service is taking the day off, but UPS and FedEx will conduct business as usual, including deliveries for all divisions.

Is the stock market open on Columbus Day? The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and bond markets are all open and trading.

Are government offices open on Columbus Day? Federal offices, City of Chicago offices, for instance, are closed, but Delaware will be open. And many states that observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day do not offer this as a paid holiday.

Which retail and grocery stores are closed on Columbus Day? No major retailer shuts down for this holiday—and most tend to ignore it.