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Celebrate Columbus Day in Freehold

Columbus Day is on Monday, Oct. 8.

Celebrate Columbus Day in Freehold

Columbus Day, a nationally recognized  federal holiday, falls on Monday, Oct. 8 this year. While it is an opportunity for some to sleep in, the holiday itself is  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.

The day is also considered a celebration of Italian heritage, as well as a huge  shopping day in the U.S. 

What nearby stores are having Columbus Day sales?

  • Toys "R" Us, Babies "R" Us
  • Freehold Chrysler Jeep
  • Best Buy
  • Freehold Raceway Mall stores having sales include:
    • Lord and Taylor
    • Macy's
    • Sears
    • A complete list of stores can be seen on the mall's website.

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. The Freehold Regional High School District schools and Freehold Borough School District and Freehold Township schools are closed. The Freehold Borough and Freehold Township governments will be closed, as well as the Monmouth County Library.

Tell us: What are your plans for Columbus Day? Shopping? Relaxation? Celebration?

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