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.
Lake Zurich Community Unit District 95 students have the day off.
Consider eating out at one of Lake Zurich's restaurants serving Italian food, like DiPieros. Or stop by Bellalukes for Italian beef or meatball sandwich.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is responsible for making the holiday a federal one in 1937.
What is closed on Columbus Day? Most banks, government offices and the U.S. Postal Service will be closed to observe the holiday.
Tell us: What are your plans for Columbus Day? Shopping? Relaxation? Celebration?