Columbus Day by year
Columbus Day commemorates the date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. In the USA it is observed on the Second Monday in October.
Though Columbus Day is one of the 10 US legal federal holidays, it is not considered a major one. There will be no postal service and while some banks may close, most businesses remain open. Retail stores may run special sales.
Even if a state listed below observes Columbus Day as a holiday, some state offices may be still open.
Definitive information on how each state observes Columbus Day is difficult to find, so the following table has been compiled. Please contact us with any corrections or extra comments to help make this list an even better resource.
|Alabama||Yes||Fraternal Day is also a state holiday on 2nd Monday in October|
|Alaska||No||Renamed as Indigenous Peoples Day in 2015|
|Colorado||Yes||A legal state holiday though some government offices will be open. Denver City and Boulder also celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day|
|Delaware||No||Not a legal holiday|
|Hawaii||No||Discovery Day is celebrated on 2nd Monday in October, but it is not a legal holiday|
|Maine||No||Celebrated as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Belfast|
|Massachusetts||Yes||Celebrated as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Cambridge|
|Michigan||No||Celebrated as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Traverse City|
|Minnesota||Yes||Celebrated as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Grand Rapids, Minneapolis and St. Paul|
|Montana||Yes||Celebrated as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Missoula|
|New Hampshire||Yes||State holiday but not paid|
|New Mexico||Yes||Celebrated as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Albuquerque and Sandoval County|
|North Dakota||No||Celebrated as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Fargo|
|Oregon||No||Celebrated as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Multnomah County and Portland|
|South Dakota||Yes||Native Americans Day|
|Tennessee||Yes||Columbus day may be observed on the Friday after Thanksgiving at the discretion of the Governor|
|Washington||Yes||Celebrated as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Olympia, Seattle and Spokane City|