Monday is Columbus Day, a state and federal holiday that commemorates the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus' Oct. 12, 1492, landing in the New World.
In recent times, Columbus Day, which was designated a federal holiday in 1937, has become a day for many to celebrate their Italian-American heritage. For the majority of Americans, it also means a day off from work or school.
Here’s what’s closed on Monday:
- Regional School District 13
- Middlefield Town Hall and all town offices
- Durham Town Hall and all town offices
- Durham Public Library
- Levi E. Coe Library
- Post Office (no mail delivery)
- Bank hours will vary
- All federal and state offices