All post offices, courts, federal offices and most banks will be closed on Monday in observance of Columbus Day.
Schools in the San Diego Unified School District and the city’s libraries will remain open throughout the day.
San Diego City Hall will remain open, and the City Council plans to meet at 2 p.m. The council’s agenda includes a discussion of adding an initiative to a future ballot to raise hotel taxes in the city.
Columbus Day is one of 10 holidays observed by the federal government and celebrates Christopher Columbus’ 1492 arrival in North America.
Many cities and states have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in light of Europeans’ often violent colonization of the Americas. The California state government will not observe Columbus Day in 2018.
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