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Celebrate Columbus Day in South Brunswick

Columbus Day is on Monday, Oct. 8 this year.

Columbus Day, a nationally recognized federal holiday, falls on Monday, Oct. 8 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.

While local government offices are closed in South Brunswick, there will be no interruption in garbage and recycling pickup.

The day is also considered a celebration of Italian heritage, as well as a huge shopping day in the U.S. 

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.

Tell us: What are your plans for Columbus Day? Shopping? Relaxation? Celebration?

7 out October 08, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Columbus was from Catalonia in northern Spain. His writings in Spanish prove his grammatical errors were rooted in the Catalan language, not Italian
Joe R October 09, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Great, so they can blame the Spanish (not the Italians) for all his heinous, cruel and murderous acts against the "Indians."
7 out October 09, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Actually Catalonians
Joe R October 09, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Great, so they can blame the "Actually Catalonians" (not the Italians) for all his heinous, cruel and murderous acts against the "Indians."

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