Today is a federal holiday.

In observance of Columbus Day, there will be no mail delivery and the post office will be closed.

Federal Reserve banks and their branches will be closed today. Most banks follow the Fed’s holiday schedule, so check your local branch if you want to know for sure.

U.S. stock markets will still be open, but bond markets will be closed.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, driver examination stations throughout the state are closed.

Some schools might also be taking the day off.

According to the Library of Congress, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt designated Columbus Day a national holiday in 1934 to commemorate when explorer Christopher Columbus arrived in North America.

Some cities and states call the holiday Indigenous Peoples’ Day to recognize America’s first inhabitants and call attention to the losses experienced by Native Americans when Europeans came to the U.S. It has been federally recognized since 2021.

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