What’s Open and What’s Closed on Columbus Day 2011
Columbus Day is really a federal holiday, which implies most US government institutions are closed nowadays. Yes, that means the post office, and banks, too, since they are federally insured.
Some states and cities abstain from observing the holiday, so we recommend calling ahead for the office or company you need to know about. Several college districts give students the day off, and public transit in numerous cities will most likely run on diminished schedules.
Hunting to capitalize on the long weekend, several retail stores are open for business, hoping to attract frugal shoppers with storewide sales.
The New York Stock Exchange is also open.