Columbus Day Off? It Depends.

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In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

Today is Columbus Day--interestingly one of the most variable holidays in the US.   As this map from Pew Research shows, whether or not you are reading this from home or your office today largely depends on where you live.   About 23 states recognize Columbus Day as a paid holiday, as do most banks and the Federal Government.