Monday is one of those wonky holidays. Even the name is up for grabs. In 1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed it to be Columbus Day and made it a “national holiday." That’s where the rub comes in. Yes, it is one of ten U.S. federal holidays, but it’s not considered a major one. While federal offices, postal services and some banks will be closed, state offices will … [Read more...] about Monday Is Sort Of A Holiday
Monday is going to be a problem. How’s that? On some calendars it’s Columbus Day; on others it’s Indigenous Peoples Day. Either way the day throws parents and other grownups into a tailspin on what’s open for business and what’s posting “Closed” signs. North Texas, like the most of the states, has never “formally observed” the day as anything other than the day that follows … [Read more...] about A Gentle Reminder: Whatever You Call This Monday, It’s Still Confusing
Monday is a bit of a confusing holiday/non-holiday. Not just because of its being called Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day, but because it is a federal holiday but not a state, city nor county holiday. In other words, all non-essential federal government offices (i.e., U.S. Postal Service, Social Security Office, passport office, federal courtooms, etc.) will be … [Read more...] about Monday Is Going To Be A Confusing Holiday/Non-Holiday
Columbus Day is a bit of a squirrelly holiday. Yes, it’s a federal holiday which means that some government offices like Social Security, Dallas Passport Agency and U.S. Post Office will be closed. And while the stock market will be buzzing, the Federal Reserve and some banks like Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo will be closed prompting some online services like Square … [Read more...] about A Gentle Reminder: Columbus Day Holiday Is Up For Grabs
Monday is Columbus Day and it's a tricky one. While banks, the U.S. Postal Service and Federal offices do consider it to be a holiday, the state of Texas doesn't. Bad news for the kiddos. Most schools will be in session. So why not take a long lunch and be grateful that you weren't on the Niña, the Pinta or the Santa Maria because accommodations weren't exactly top drawer … [Read more...] about Columbus Day Is The Holiday That Isn’t A Holiday
Just in case it slipped by you, Monday is Columbus Day. It’s a tricky holiday. Yes, it means no mail. But there are some banking institutions and schools that be will be open for business. So, before you set out on a trek to talk with your banker or drop the kiddos off to school, make sure they’re not shuttered. And if you do have the day off, why not check out the State … [Read more...] about A Gentle Reminder: Monday Is Columbus Day
In this day and age of GPS, high-tech communication and jet travel, it’s hard to wrap the imagination around the idea of that people actually setting off in wooden boats guided only by the stars in search of a never-known world. That’s pretty much what happened back in 1492, “when Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” For more than a month, Christopher Columbus’ three ships … [Read more...] about Columbus Day Commemorates A Discovery of 523 Years Ago
Today is Columbus Day. While it’s a federal holiday, it’s also a tricky holiday with some closures and others remaining quite open. Here’s a rundown: Closed — Federal offices, U.S. Post Office delivery (the main office on Interstate 30 will be open), the Dallas Public Library, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas and most banks. Open — Most Dallas and … [Read more...] about Exactly What Is Opened And Closed On Columbus Day?