Indigenous Peoples’ Day
When: Oct. 9 (Monday). This is the same date of the federal holiday Columbus Day.
Why: The State of Vermont recognizes the historic, cultural, and contemporary significance of the Indigenous Peoples of the lands that later became known as the Americas, including Vermont, and values the many contributions of these peoples. The State recognizes that it was founded and is built upon lands first inhabited by the Indigenous Peoples of this region - the Abenaki and their ancestors and allies - and acknowledges and honors these members of the community, both past and present.
On this day traditionally observed as Columbus Day encourage all Vermonters to recognize the sacrifice and contributions of the First Peoples of this land.
This is a legal holiday. Town Office is closed.