Columbus Day, also known as Italian Heritage Day, is tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, and many folks have the day off and many are wondering if their favorite stores including Costco, Walmart, and Target are open or closed.
Most stores, including Costco, Walmart, and Target will be open on Columbus Day and many will be holding special Columbus Day sales.
Most federal, state and city government offices will be closed Monday.
Most schools will be closed Monday. Also there will be no mail delivery service on Columbus Day and Post offices will be closed. By the way, this is the complete list of USPS Holiday closures:
2014 Postal Holidays
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Wednesday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday (observed)
Monday, February 17 – Washington’s birthday (observed)
Monday, May 26 – Memorial Day
Friday, July 4 – Independence Day
Monday, September 1 – Labor Day
Monday, October 13 – Columbus Day
Tuesday, November 11 – Veterans’ Day (observed)
Thursday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Costco stores often close on holidays while other stores remain open. But Costco stores will remain open on Columbus Day.
Here is a list of Costco holiday closures in 2014:
Sunday, April 20, 2014 CLOSED
Monday, May 26, 2014 CLOSED
Friday, July 4, 2014 CLOSED
Monday, September 1, 2014 CLOSED
Thursday, November 27, 2014 CLOSED
Thursday, December 25, 2014 CLOSED
But once again, most stores will be open today and most federal, state and city government offices will be closed in honor of the Columbus Day holiday, Monday Oct. 13, 2014.
Most schools will also be closed. Most stores, including Costco, will be open for the Columbus Day Holiday, which many communities have renamed Indigenous People’s Day. Other major stores including Walmart, Target, Sams Club, Macy’s, Safeway, Publix, Home Depot, Lowe’s, JC Penny, Kmart, Nordstroms, Best Buy, Office Max, and Office Depot will remain open for Columbus Day and most will stay open during normal Monday hours.
The store the most people have a question about is Costco. The warehouse club takes off holidays including Easter Sunday and Memorial Day but NOT Columbus Day. Costco will remain open during normal Monday operating hours on Columbus Day 2014. This has been the practice as well in previous years and likely will be for years to come.