Photo: Indigenous Peoples’ Day is Oct. 10.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which is celebrated annually on the second Monday of October – this year Oct. 10 – is a federal holiday and observed by the Town of Belmont celebrating Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. While more than a dozen states observe the holiday, Massachusetts still celebrates Columbus Day, although proposed legislation in the Massachusetts House (H.3191) and Senate (S.2027) that, if passed, would designate the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day.
Curb side trash and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day due to the holiday.
- Belmont Town offices, Belmont Public Library and Belmont Light are closed.
- US Postal Service will not deliver mail and post offices are closed.
- Most banks; although branches will be open in some supermarkets.
- Retail stores
- Coffee shops
- Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts
- Supermarkets and convenience stores
- Establishments that sell beer and wine are also allowed to be open.
MBTA: Holidays such as Juneteenth, Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, and Veterans Day do not have modified schedules; all services will operate on a regular schedule on these days.