Today is Columbus Day, a Federal holiday and because of that, there are several closings that you need to be aware of.
- Federal offices are closed. Columbus Day is the eighth of 11 federal holidays in 2021, with Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas remaining.
- Most banks and credit unions are closed, check with your local branch.
- U.S. Post Office will not deliver mail, post offices are closed.
- UPS and FedEx are open.
- Some Georgia state government offices will be closed today
Columbus Day is set aside to remember Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, believed to be the first European to reach the Americas. The day is not without controversy, with many states – including neighboring Alabama – designating the day to honor indigenous Native Americans.