|Labor Day*||Monday September 5, 2016||Secular holiday ||
|Columbus Day**||Monday October 10, 2016||Secular holiday ||
Labor Day -
Monday September 5, 2016
Secular holiday : Celebrated on the first Monday in September with parades. For most Americans, it marks the end of summer holidays, and for many students the beginning of the classes.
Columbus Day -
Monday October 10, 2016
Secular holiday : Commemorates the day explorer Christopher Columbus first landed in the West Indies on October 12, 1492. It is celebrated on October 12 in many American countries, but the United States and Colombia celebrate it on the 2nd Monday of October. Banks, post office and governement close, but businesses, more and more, remain open, as well as universities.