Wondering what’s open and what’s closed on Columbus Day? Americans are asking, “Is there mail delivery on Columbus Day, and are the banks open October 13?” Many people have the day off from work and are wondering if the post office is open, but more importantly, is Best Buy, Target and Walmart open on Columbus Day?
Columbus Day is a federal holiday and is always observed the second Monday in October. This year, Columbus Day falls on October 13, 2014. Wondering what the 10 U.S. federal holidays are? Read the article 2014 Federal Holidays: List of 10 U.S. OPM Government holidays, paid days off? for more details.
The U.S. Post Office is Closed on Columbus Day
According to the USPS Post Office, there is no mail delivery on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13, 2014 in the United States. Columbus Day is a U.S. Postal Holiday (USPS), and all U.S. post offices are closed for business. This includes not only mail delivery to your residence or business, but also local post office lobby hours as well. Mail delivery will resume on Tuesday, October 14. Read the article 2014 USPS Post Office Holidays closures list: No mail delivery postal holidays for more information.
Is UPS and Fed Ex Delivering Packages on Columbus Day?
United Parcel Service and Federal Express – According to UPS, they recognize, but do not observe Columbus Day, and will be conducting business as usual Monday, October 13. Fed Ex reports they are also open for business on Monday, October 13, and will provide normal pickup and delivery service on Columbus Day. They will also provide mail and package delivery on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 as well.
Are Banks and the DMV Open on Columbus Day?
Because Columbus Day is a federal holiday, Monday, October 13 is also one of many bank holidays this year. Good news for TD Bank and Webster Bank customers though! Those are just two of the banks that are open in the greater Providence, Rhode Island area. Call first to be sure if your local bank branch is open on Columbus Day.
Rhode Island DMV Holiday Schedule
Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) offices are closed on Columbus Day. Rhode Islanders will have to wait until Tuesday, October 14 to register their cars and renew their licenses. Check here for Rhode Island DMV locations, hours, and schedule of DMV holidays.
Is Best Buy, Walmart, Target Open on Columbus Day?
Absolutely! Rhode Island Walmart stores are open on Columbus Day! Some are open all day, others open at 7 a.m. Since federal employees, government officials, teachers, and many other employees throughout the state of Rhode Island have the day off, Walmart, Target, Best Buy and most retail stores are hoping you fill your shopping carts on Columbus Day!
Sources: timeanddate.com; about.usps.com; walmart.com; ri.gov
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