Arlington school officials are weighing a new proposal to give all staff Columbus Day off next year, a move that would end up giving students another day home from school in the process.
The largest city named for Christopher Columbus said the decision was not triggered by the national movement to abolish Columbus Day. Instead, the city will close instead on Veterans Day, which falls on Nov. 12 this year.
Columbus Day is a national holiday, which brings about changes to traffic, transit and other public services available. Here’s what you need to know as you make your way around the D.C. area during the three-day weekend.
Significant work is planned this weekend for Metro, and there are plenty of other complications if you’re trying to get around this Columbus Day weekend. Here’s what you need to know.
Stores don’t always explicitly call their sales “Columbus Day sales,” but plenty of retailers, especially department stores, do offer discounts over the weekend. Below is a roundup of the best sales to shop over Columbus Day weekend 2018.
A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest city yet to decide to stop honoring the Italian explorer and instead recognize victims of colonialism.
The busy Columbus Day weekend includes the start of the Nationals’ playoff run and brings a number of changes on the roads and rails.
Columbus Day is observed with many one-of-a-kind sales, with discounts on everything from microwaves to mattresses to miniskirts.
D.C. is considering joining a number of other cities in renaming “Columbus Day” to “indigenous Peoples’ Day,” but a new poll shows most people would rather see “Columbus Day” stick around.
There are a number of traffic and transit changes Monday due to Columbus Day, even as many private sector workers report as usual.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has suggestions for how to spend the long, holiday weekend — including the thing you absolutely should not do for your lawn or yard.
Here\’s a roundup of what\’s opened and closed on Monday.
For those lucky souls who have to work on Columbus Day, commuting in and out of the city may be a bit different Monday, depending on the route.
This weekend\’s tax free holiday in Virginia could buy you more than just energy efficient appliances and electronics.
This Columbus Day weekend brings construction
delays on Metrorail and the Capital Beltway and closures along the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
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