Columbus Day: What's open and closed on Monday?

Aug. 13 2014 a replica of the Santa Maria Christopher Columbus' ship sits high and dry in its dock awaiting a dismantling in Columbus Ohio. This year the city named after Columbus himself will do away with the

Aug. 13 2014 a replica of the Santa Maria Christopher Columbus' ship sits high and dry in its dock awaiting a dismantling in Columbus Ohio. This year the city named after Columbus himself will do away with the

For the first time in its history, Columbus, Ohio - which was named for explorer Christopher Columbus - is not observing the federal holiday named in his honor this year because money is too tight, city officials said in a press release late last week.

Offices in Columbus, Ohio, will remain open Monday and close on Veterans Day instead.

All PennDOT Driver License and Photo Centers will be closed statewide- including the center in Butler. But, more cities and states are deciding not to honor Columbus Day and are instead recognizing the people who were here first.

The Redhawk Native American Arts Council is one of the organizers of the New York City Indigenous Peoples Day 2018 celebration, along with a consortium of other indigenous organizations: American Indian Community House, the United Confederation of Taino People, the Kechiwa Nation, the Halawai, the Naoiwi, Shinnecock Cultural Arts and the Ramapough Nation.

"This won't change history totally, but we're at the point where we realize calling it Columbus Day is completely wrong", said Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. Of note, in Hawaii the second Monday in October is known as Discoverers' Day, and it is not a state holiday.

As residents of this nation, we all must reconcile with the violent past that is entombed within American history - lest we forget, only to repeat our violent indiscretions. The list includes Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver and Phoenix. Because it's not always clear what banks are open and closed on Columbus Day, it's best to check your bank's website or give a call to your local bank branch to see if it's open.

Read comments from 614now readers about whether or not the Christopher Columbus monument on Capitol Square should be removed. A few entire states have moved to officially recognised Indigenous Peoples Day, as well: Minnesota, Vermont and Alaska. "We have 110,000 veterans and we thought it was important to celebrate them".

The choice to de-emphasize its namesake comes as Columbus prepares to open the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum on October 27, ahead of Veterans Day next month. "We are really proud of that designation, but we also want to make sure that everybody feels included and welcome to the party".

While the inclusion or omission of indigenous people from such presidential proclamations has become a partisan issue - George W Bush did not, while Barack Obama and Bill Clinton both did - the observance of Columbus Day has declined around the country. In September of this year, the House also adopted a resolution that recognizes October as Indigenous Peoples' Month, and the week after the second Monday as Indigenous Peoples' Week. "The fact that the city of Columbus is taking action is a victory for everyone".

"Therefore, on Columbus Day, we honor the skilled navigator and man of faith, whose courageous feat brought together continents and has inspired countless others to pursue their dreams and convictions - even in the face of extreme doubt and tremendous adversity".

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