Monday, Oct. 9 is a federal holiday: Columbus Day. The federal government workers will have the day off.
Post offices are closed and no mail will be delivered in honor of the Italian explorer from the Republican of Genoa who came to the New World on voyages across the Atlantic Ocean on behalf of Spanish monarchy.
FedEx will have partial services available, and people can ship packages as usual. UPS will have delivery and pickup services available, and UPS store locations will open as usual.
Banks are closed on Monday, but the stock market will open, except for the U.S. bond market, which will close.
In Anchorage, the day was remade into Indigenous People’s Day and city workers have the day off, except for fire, police, and a few other essential services.
Across the nation, leftists are working to remove statues and commemorations of Christopher Columbus and replace his place in history with indigenous recognitions. Statues of Columbus have been vandalized in recent years in many locations.