City of West Palm Beach to Observe Columbus Day, Acknowledge Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, October 10, 2022

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (October 10, 2022) –The City of West Palm Beach will observe Columbus Day on Monday, October 10, 2022. City Hall and the Mandel Public Library will be closed. City Hall will reopen on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 8 a.m. and the library will re-open that same day at 9:30 a.m. Trash collection will operate as normally scheduled. 

Mayor Keith A. James will present a proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day at an upcoming city commission meeting. Joining a growing number of cities and towns in the United States that are recognizing the second Monday in October as both Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the City is taking the opportunity to celebrate indigenous heritage and resiliency.  Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first proposed in 1977 by a delegation of Native Nations to the International Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations of the Americas. 

To contact the City of West Palm Beach, please dial (561) 822-1200 (TTY: 800 955-8771). For information about the City of West Palm Beach, please visit

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