Columbus Day, a nationally recognized federal holiday, falls on Monday, Oct. 8 this year. While it is an opportunity for some to sleep in on a Monday, the holiday itself is also interesting, and a great time to celebrate and shop.
Columbus Day remembers Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’ long journey across the Atlantic Ocean to the “New World." The voyage was victorious when land was first spotted on Oct. 12, 1492.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is responsible for making the holiday a federal one in 1937.
The Briarcliff Manor and Pleasantville public schools are closed today. Briarcliff Manor Village Hall is also closed, but Pleasantville Village Hall is open.
Tell us: What are your plans for Columbus Day? Shopping? Relaxation? Celebration?