Columbus Day 2014: What’s Open, What’s Closed And Who’s Sleeping In On Monday?

Not everyone gets Columbus Day off, but those who do may be wondering if anything is open on Monday, October 13. While most retail stores and restaurants will be open, there will be no mail delivery, federal offices will be closed, and only a few banks will be open for business on Monday.

Columbus Day is traditionally a big day for bargain hunters, with sales going on at many retail stores across the nation. Expect to find Walmart, Target, Sears, Costco, and most malls open on Monday. Before you head out to go shopping, Racked has a fantastic list of Columbus Day sales that’s worth checking out.

Savings Advice reports that although most banks will be closed on Columbus Day, there are a few that will be open regular business hours on Monday. Chase, TD Bank, Wells Fargo, PNC, and Sun Bank are all open on Oct. 13, but it’s best to call ahead to check the hours and locations that will be serving customers. Most credit unions will be closed as well as Bank of America, Citibank, and HSBC.

Waiting for an important piece of mail or need to ship a package on Monday? All post office branches will be closed on Columbus Day, and there will be no mail delivery to home and businesses. Branches will re-open and regular mail delivery will resume on Tuesday.

In most states, the DMV (or RMV), Social Security and other federal offices will be closed on Monday. In addition to federal, state and municipal offices, most schools and libraries will also be closed on Columbus Day, but the stock market will be open.

If you are lucky enough to have the day off on Monday and you don’t want to spend your day shopping the Columbus Day sales, most movie theaters and restaurants will be open regular business hours. Unless, of course, your idea of the perfect holiday is sleeping late and watching hours of Netflix in bed.

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