FRAMINGHAM – Celebrated on the second Monday in October, Columbus Day remembers Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492.
It is a holiday in Massachusetts, but not all parts of the United States celebrate Columbus Day.
The State of Colorado was the first state to declare Columbus Day as a holiday in 1906.
Columbus Day became a federal holiday in 1937.
In Framingham, schools and municipal offices are closed on Monday, Oct. 9.
Framingham Source will be closed on Monday, except for breaking news
Trash collection: None on Monday; rest of the week on a one-day delayed scheduled.
Mail: Post offices closed; express delivery only.
Framingham main library & McAuliffe branch: Closed
Retail stores: Open at owner’s discretion.
Stock market: Open.
Liquor stores: Open.
Convenience stores: Open.