Columbus Day, a nationally recognized federal holiday, falls on Monday, Oct. 8 this year. While it is an opportunity for some to sleep in, the holiday itself is interesting, and a great time to celebrate and shop.
Columbus Day remembers Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’ long journey across the Atlantic Ocean to the “New World." The voyage was victorious when land was first spotted on Oct. 12, 1492.
What nearby stores are having Columbus Day sales?
- Best Buy
- The Children's Place
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is responsible for making the holiday a federal one in 1937.
What is closed on Columbus Day? Most banks, government offices and the U.S. Postal Service will be closed to observe the holiday. Middletown Town Hall is closed.
Tell us: What are your plans for Columbus Day? Shopping? Relaxation? Celebration?