Are Banks Closed on Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day in 2023?

Columbus Day, or Indigenous Peoples' Day, is just around the corner, which has many wondering if banks are open on Monday, October 9.

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Are banks closed on Columbus Day, or Indigenous Peoples' Day, in 2023? That's a question plenty of folks are asking just ahead of the holiday that marks the voyage and landing of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas. The answer is yes, banks are closed on Monday, October 9.

Indigenous Peoples' Day, meanwhile, has been celebrated since the 1990s in tandem with Columbus Day and acknowledges Native American cultures and people who inhabited the Americas prior to European exploration.

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.