Columbus Day Closing Celebrated By USA

By Reema, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

WASHINGTON DC ( Columbus Day is considered as one of the most important days in the history of America. This was the day of the discovery of the continent when Christopher Columbus put his first step on this continent in the year 1492. Therefore, many organizations in the United States declared a Columbus Day Closing on October 11, Monday.

The organizations that declared a Columbus Day Closing yesterday mainly included some of the Banks like Citi Bank, Bank of America and U.S.Bank. While some other banks like Chase Bank and Wells Fargo\Wachovia remained open. Other organizations that declared a holiday yesterday, mostly included government organizations, Federal offices, Federal Courthouses, and administrative offices like, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Coral City Halls, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee and Civilian Radioactive Waste Management amongst many others. United States Postal Services were closed, but eight contract post offices were open.

Most of the shops and malls declared a half day instead of a full Columbus Day Closing, so that the people do not suffer from inconveniences during the day. Some of the shops and stores also offered up to 90% discounts, so that the people could enjoy a grand shopping experience on the Columbus Day. However, the organizations that could make full use of Columbus Day Holiday were the casinos. They witnessed a large crowd of employees who had hit the casinos to celebrate a rare weekday off, in the form of Columbus Day Closing.

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