Today is Columbus Day, a federal holiday commemorating the arrival of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492. Here’s what’s closed today:
- all government offices
- the post office — no mail delivery, except Express Mail.)
- most banks
- Riverhead Free Library
LIRR and Suffolk County buses follow a regular weekday schedule. Riverhead municipal trash pickup follows its regular schedule.
- New York Stock Exchange
- most retail stores, grocery stores and restaurants
Columbus Day, Oct. 12, 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.
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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