2013 1014 Christopher Columbus

Today is Columbus Day, a federal holiday commemorating the arrival of the explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492.

All government offices are closed today.

Schools are closed.

Today is Columbus Day, a federal holiday commemorating the arrival of the explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492.

All government offices are closed today.

Schools are closed.

The post office is closed. There is no mail delivery, except Express Mail.

Municipal trash collection in Riverhead follows a regular schedule.

The Riverhead Free Library is open.

LIRR and Suffolk County buses follow a regular weekday schedule.

The New York Stock Exchange is open. Most banks are closed.

Columbus Day was made a federal holiday by an act of Congress in 1934. In 1971, with the federal Monday Holiday Act, the observance of the holiday was changed to the second Monday in October.

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