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Topic: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?  (Read 1148 times)

Cbsteffen

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Based on your occupation(s) and/or where in the USA you currently live/work (if applicable), do you get Columbus Day off from your usual routine(s)?  The day (meaning Columbus Day) is not counted as a holiday for every school district in America. Because I grew up in Madison, WI, USA, I never had Columbus Day as a day-off from school.
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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 08:52:37 pm »
We never get off for Columbus Day.

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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 08:59:06 pm »
No Columbus Day is not a major holiday in fact when I was coming up it was controversial and looked down on because of the atrocities Columbus committed and the fact that he didn't discover anything.  It's just an excuse for retailers to advertise thing that are for sale.

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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2018, 09:27:20 pm »
Not here.

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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 10:36:31 pm »
Columbus Day is rarely observed at all in the private sector.Most government offices close because it is a federal holiday.I think some banks still close on Columbus Day while others are open on the less widely observed holidays.
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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2018, 11:27:38 pm »
 I live and  grew up  in the Northeast. Other than having school off there was no other observation for Columbus Day.
 My understanding is that Columbus Day is in north east holiday  for schools. When I was working the banks and everything else were open for business . :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :rose: :peace: :wave:
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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 03:22:55 am »
Well,it somewhat is, however I still have to work even though the market is closed and I work in financial services.

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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 05:07:14 am »
Not really. The only people who get today off are folks who work in banks and schools.

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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2018, 05:18:44 am »
No.  Banks, post office & government offices are all closed.  I have to work...
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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2018, 05:34:41 am »
I got a notice that my bank in Northern Ohio is closed

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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2018, 06:50:06 am »
Banks are closed here in NC, as are the post offices (since that is federal gov and they love any excuse for holiday).  I grew up in New York and we didn't have school back then.

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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2018, 06:52:13 am »
They do not even do anything in school about it any more.  I think that is because we have a fall break right before now.

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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 08:20:38 am »
When I worked for the school district we got Columbus day off as one of our holidays.  When I worked at call centers we didn't.  Now I am retired so I get all of the holidays off LOL.  I don't know who else around here but I do know my bank is closed.

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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2018, 08:24:25 am »
Almost all offices and businesses are open on  Columbus Day.  Our company is open, but we get a "floating holiday" in lieu of Columbus Day off.

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Re: Is Columbus Day Deeply Observed in Your Current Area of Residence?
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2018, 09:43:28 am »

     Yes! I honor Columbus Day.
     I also honor other courageous explorers
     that have show us the way.

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