Columbus Day – Who’s OPEN for Business?

Columbus Day


Monday, October 9, 2017 is Columbus Day – which is a state and federal holiday. The holiday started in 1792 as an Italian-American heritage celebration in New York. The day was declared a federal holiday in 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Most of us probably realize that there will be no mail delivery today and post offices will be closed (with the exception of those self-serve kiosks inside the lobby).  But rest assured, UPS and FedEx will still be making their normal rounds delivering packages.

Do you play the stock market?  If so, you’ll be glad to know that the stock market does not close on Columbus Day!  Although the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq typically follow the federal holiday schedule, Columbus Day is one of 2 exceptions (Veterans Day being the other).

Federal offices and courts will be closed today.  Most banks will be also be closed, but check with your local branch as they may choose to remain open on Columbus Day.

Restaurants and retail stores generally will not be closed or even close early on Columbus Day.  However, you may find some local mom-and-pop stores closed.

Some school districts will be closed today also.  Are your kids one of the lucky one’s to sleep in today?

I know, I know….you all are dying to know if your Professional Underwriters insurance agent will be hard at work, ready to service you today.  Of course we are – give us a call!


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