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Columbus Day, the holiday that no one knows whether they have off.
— Alexia Tsotsis (@alexia) October 8, 2012
Who Gets Columbus Day Off?
According to CBS, the following states do not recognize Columbus Day as an official holiday: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
If you live in these states, you probably have to go to work.
Some industries are closed nationwide: Banks, Federal Government and Federal Court offices and the Post Office.
If you work in these offices, you have the day off. But the stock market is open. Sorry Wall Street.
Schools are open on a state by state and even city by city basis.
Incidentally, don’t feel too bad if you’ve been left out. Columbus Day is a relatively recent holiday, only nationally recognized in 1937. Apparently it was an effort to curry favor with the Italian American vote.
How To Know If You Get Columbus Day Off…
I’ve made this simple flow chart to help you know if you get Columbus Day off of work: