Observed the second Monday in October, the holiday honors the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on Oct. 12, 1492.
The federal holiday in 2013 falls on Monday, Oct. 14, but many government services are still offered locally. Trash pickup in Aberdeen continues on a normal schedule and many government entities are open. Here's a look at what's open and what's not.
OPENHarford County Public Schools
Harford County Government
Harford Waste Disposal Center
Aberdeen City Hall
State and city parks
CLOSEDMARC train service
Maryland state offices
Harford County Public Library (It's "Staff In-Service Day.")