Today, October 12th, is Columbus Day. In the USA it is officially commemorated on the 2nd Monday in October, so it was this week on Monday, the 8th. However, I understand that some schools, banks, etc. do take today off?
In Latin America usually it's on the 12th and it's a national holiday: no school, no work.
Do you work today? If you're a student, do you have school?