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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.

The day is also considered a celebration of Italian heritage, as well as a huge shopping day in the U.S.  Check the Patch directory for a list of local places to go shopping.

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.

CatMM October 07, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Who gets to sleep in except postal workers?
Hershal Webster October 08, 2012 at 03:41 PM
My decorations are up and I can't wait to open presents.

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