Are banks open and will mail be delivered on Columbus Day Monday, Oct 13, 2014? How about the stock markets, are the financial markets open on Columbus Day Monday? These are the questions many will find themselves asking as the holiday morning rolls around.
Columbus Day is a big retail sales day and everything from TVs to bedding are offered in the sales flyers for Monday Oct. 13. So it is safe to say most retail stores are open for business Monday. According to Saving Advice, on Oct. 10, the stock market is doing business as usual on Monday Oct. 13. Despite Columbus Day being one of the 10 Federal holidays each year, the stock markets will be open on Monday.
Are banks open or closed? Many of the banks around the nation are closed on Columbus Day, but some banks, like the ones found inside supermarkets may be open on Columbus Day Monday 2014. It is up to the individual banking institution if they want to open for business on any holiday, they are no longer obliged to follow the Federal holiday schedules.
According to the website AreBanksOpen, most banks will be closed, but Monroe Bank will open on Monday. For information on your bank, you would need to call them or check online for their holiday schedule.
Is the U.S. Post Office open? No, this is a federal holiday so the U.S. Post Office is closed. There is no mail delivery on Monday Oct. 13. Some might welcome the two-day holiday away from bills in the mail, Sunday and Monday. Still many do their bills online today and that is never down, it is up and running 24/7, 365 days a year!
Are grocery stores, supermarkets and retail stores open? The majority of the stores are open on Oct. 13, in fact Columbus Day offers some of the bigger sales in retail. It is a big shopping holiday for most retail stores. Grocery stores and supermarkets are also open.
Are mass transit schedules changed for Columbus Day? MTA, Metro North and Mass transit systems nationwide schedules are operating under their regular schedules with a few exceptions, you can check here at the MTA website to see if your line is one that has a reduced schedule on Columbus Day 2014. For other mass transit schedules for your city, check with your local municipal website.
Are the stock markets open? Yes this is one holiday that the stock markets do business as usual on Columbus Day. The way the market has been going, many are anticipating the opening on Monday after the big dip the stock market endured at the end of last week.
*Will there be garbage pickup on Monday Oct. 13? Most municipals will not offer garbage pickup for the holiday. The majority will revert to their holiday schedule, but check with your local town or city for their schedule.
Are liquor stores open on Columbus Day? This depends upon what state you live in. In most states liquor stores are open on Columbus Day 2014. Connecticut liquor stores are open and they are also open in neighboring Massachusetts. The hours of operation may vary from store to store, as some might have reduced holiday hours of operation. There are a few states that liquor stores won’t open on Columbus Day, like Utah, according to Utah’s Alcohol and Beverage Control Board website.
Liquor sales on holidays have gotten more relaxed in the last few years as far as staying open on Monday holidays. At one time it was hard to find a state that you could buy liquor on Sundays and now more and more states are opting to allow Sunday hours. To find out if your state is allowing the sale of liquor on Columbus Day, Monday Oct. 13, check here at State Liquor Control Directory.