Happy second Monday in October, Wellesley. On the holiday, which is officially recognized as Columbus Day by the United States government, federal offices will be closed.
As for what’s closed in Wellesley:
Wellesley Public Schools will be closed.
Wellesley’s RDF will be closed.
Wellesley town buildings and offices will be closed.
Wellesley Free Library will be closed.
The Tolles Parsons Center will be closed.
Parking meters in Wellesley will be free.
Regular Town of Wellesley schedules will resume on Tuesday, October 15. Please check the Town of Wellesley website for specific hours.
The US government says one thing, some states say another
Across the country according to Pew Research, “Columbus Day is one of the most inconsistently celebrated U.S. holidays. It’s one of 10 official federal holidays, which means federal workers get the day off. And because federal offices will be closed, so will most banks and the bond markets that trade in U.S. government debt (though the New York Stock Exchange will remain open).”
New England states that call it Indigenous Peoples Day:
Maine (as of April 2019)
New England states that call it Columbus Day: