The first Columbus Day was observed in 1937, but it has roots in this country going back to the colonial period.
Because Columbus Day is a federal holiday, most government offices will be closed.
The following businesses will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8 unless otherwise stated.
- Newtown Township Municipal Building (The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors meeting will be moved to Tuesday, Oct. 9)
- Delaware County Government Offices
- Marple Newtown School District
- St. Pius X School
- Episcopal Academy
- Department of Motor Vehicles
- Broomall Post Office
- Newtown Post Office
- Bank of America
- PNC Bank
Click here for a list of businesses and governement offices that are open on Columbus Day.
Did we miss anything that's open in town? Add them in the comments section below.