Is Columbus Day a National Holiday?

Are banks closed during Columbus Day? I heard that it became a federal "red day".... whatever that means. Do we get a day off? private business sector?
I want to know if it's a national holiday or not.
If it's in fact a national holiday I think it doesn't make sense because he didn't actually "find" our country, he wasn't even the first to discover the world was round.

asked by Audrey in Holidays | 2748 views | 10-12-2009 at 05:15 PM

Yes.
that's way some people don't have school or work.
According to a government website I checked, it is a Federal Holiday, meaning banks and post offices will be closed. Other businesses remain open.
I guess it's just the day that we remember the origins of our country, whether they are properly attributed or not. It's a big holiday well celebrated in New York, where there is a huge Italian Community. After all, Columbus who discovered America was an Italian.

answered by Out | 10-12-2009 at 05:19 PM

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