Columbus Day 2022 is Monday, Oct. 10.
Columbus Day started in 1792 as an Italian-American holiday, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the day a national holiday in 1937.
A growing number of communities celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday in October. This is to honor North America’s Indigenous peoples and the Tribal Nations living on the continent today.
President Joe Biden proclaimed Indigenous Peoples’ Day as a national holiday in October 2021 alongside Columbus Day.
Here is everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Columbus Day 2022.
Columbus Day is a state and federal holiday. It’s the eighth of 11 federal holidays, with Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas to follow.
The only state that doesn’t consider Columbus Day a holiday is Hawaii. The second Monday in October is referred to as Discoverers’ Day instead, but it is not a state holiday in Hawaii.
United States Postal Service offices will be closed.
The only major bank chain planning to remain open is TD Bank.
Most banks will be closed for Columbus Day, including:
Most grocery stores should be open, but some may have reduced hours for the holiday. Shoppers should ultimately check with their local supermarket for specific information on opening and closing hours, as it can vary by location.
The following major supermarket chains in New Jersey are scheduled to be open on Columbus Day:
- Acme (7 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
- Aldi (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
- BJ’s Wholesale Club (8 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- Costco (10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
- Foodtown (varies by store)
- Lidl (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- ShopRite (varies by store)
- Stop & Shop (7 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- Trader Joe’s (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- Walmart (6 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
- Wegmans (6 a.m. – 12 a.m.)
- Whole Foods (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
All major retail stores and malls should be open, along with most shopping centers, according to HolidayShoppingHours.com.
To see a list of some of the more popular store opening and closing times, click here.
There are plenty of online sales for Columbus Day. Here are a few:
Most restaurants should be open for takeout, delivery, and in-person dining. Patrons should check with specific restaurants for exact hours and information.
The New York Stock Exchange is open on Monday, Oct. 10.
All Motor Vehicle Commission offices will be closed to observe the Columbus Day holiday. Additionally, all New Jersey state offices and courts are closed for the holiday.
The next federal holiday is Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, which will be observed on The two other remaining federal holidays are Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 24 and Christmas Day on Dec. 25.
For more information about the history of Columbus Day, check out the video below:
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