Conn. (WTNH) – On Oct. 9, people across the United States will have the day off to celebrate in observance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Columbus Day was first made a federal holiday in 1937 and is usually celebrated on the second Monday in October.
The Biden administration has officially recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day since 2021, however, it’s not yet a federal holiday. Connecticut state government only officially acknowledges Columbus Day.
Below are what buildings, services and more you can expect to be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday:
Local, State and Federal Government Buildings
All government-run agencies across the state will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9, in observance of Columbus Day/ Indigenous People’s Day.
All post offices will be closed on Monday, and there will not be regular main delivery services on this holiday.
Columbus Day/ Indigenous People’s Day is still considered a bank holiday for most banks across the state. Before making the trip, check with your local branch to see if they are closed/have holiday hours in place.
Connecticut DMV will be closed for the holiday on Monday, Oct. 9.
Trash pick up
Trash pickup changes vary from town to town, so check your town’s website to see if trash service delays are in your area.
Most stores (especially major chains such as Target and Starbucks) will be open on Oct. 9. However, some local businesses choose to close or have holiday hours, so check local websites before heading out.