Many people are wondering two things this Columbus Day: is there mail on Columbus Day, and are banks open on Columbus Day? The bigger question, of course, is this: is Columbus Day a federal holiday? If it is, then the answer to is there mail on Columbus Day, or are banks open on Columbus Day, should be quite simple.
Is Columbus Day a Federal Holiday?
Yes! Therefore, the answer to ‘is there mail on Columbus Day’ and ‘are banks open on Columbus Day’ is no on both. This might be disappointing news if you are eagerly awaiting a birthday present or large check in the mail, or if you planned on heading to the bank with that large check you got in the mail last week. (Lucky you, by the way…)
Unfortunately, you will simply have to wait to rake in all that money or open up that gift! On the flip side, if someone is expecting a payment or present from you, you may get lucky. Simply print out this article to prove you didn’t know if there would be mail on Columbus Day or not, and beg for mercy.
Is There Mail On Columbus Day? Um, We Already Told You….No!
Since we already established that Columbus Day is a federal holiday, and this means there is no mail on Columbus Day (and that banks are not open on Columbus Day), let us move on to the other aspects of this holiday. Used to be, schools were closed on Columbus Day. Not anymore. While we still get the kids home for Martin Luther King Day, Easter and Teacher In-Session Day(whatever the hell that is….we think it’s when teachers secretely meet at the school in their PJs, order pizza and a male exotic dancer and go nuts. Just sayin’.), most of us do not have to schedule time off work on Columbus Day to keep an eye on little Johnny.
Speaking of work, if Columbus Day is a federal holiday, you may be wondering if you get time off from your job. It depends. By deductive reasoning, we can imagine if you work at the bank or the post office, you likely do! Good for you. If you’re like the other 90% of the ocuntry, however, you may not be so lucky. Most trade professions, service positions and public safety roles still need to be staffed on Columbus Day, so it’s likely you’ll be punching the clock today like any other.