Celebrate Columbus Day in Port Washington, Saukville
Columbus Day is on Monday. The holiday that remembers Italian explorer Christopher Columbus' long journey is also a huge shopping day in the U.S.
Columbus Day, a nationally recognized federal holiday, falls on Monday this year. While it is an opportunity for some to sleep in on a Monday, the holiday itself is also interesting, and a great time to celebrate and shop.
Columbus Day remembers Italian explorer Christopher Columbus' long journey across the Atlantic Ocean to the"New World." The voyage was victorious when land was first spotted on Oct. 12, 1492.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is responsible for making the holiday a federal one in 1937.
What is closed on Columbus Day? Most banks, government offices and the U.S. Postal Service will be closed to observe the holiday.
Do you know of an area event in honor of Columbus Day? How will you celebrate? Shopping? Relaxation? Celebration? Tell us in the comments.