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What's Open, Closed on Columbus Day?

Want to know what will be open and closed on Columbus Day 2012?

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.

Here's the list of what is open and closed in Warminster on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8:

Open:

  • All Centennial School District schools and its administrative offices
  • Retail Stores, including Walmart
  • Car Dealerships
  • Supermarkets
  • Restaurants
  • Convenience Stores
  • Bars/Taverns
  • Planet Fitness

Call ahead before heading to any of the above establishments to confirm they are open. Many retail stores or gyms/health clubs may be operating on a Sunday schedule or with limited hours.

Closed:

  • Banks 
  • No mail delivery - All U.S post offices are closed
  • Federal Offices
  • State Offices
  • Bucks County Offices
  • District Court
  • PennDOT License Centers
  • Warminster Township Building
  • Warminster Township Library

According to the History Channel website, "[Columbus] intended to chart a western sea route to China, India and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia; instead, he landed in the Bahamas, becoming the first European to explore the Americas since the Vikings set up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland during the 10th century."

Read more about his journey at History.com.

Denise October 08, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Just FYI...the Stock Market is open on Columbus Day

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