Columbus Day is coming soon. Although it doesn’t get as much attention as Christmas or Black Friday, Columbus Day is still a major sales event for most stores. However, you should shop with some caution, as many items will be cheaper on Black Friday which is only a few weeks away.
Lowes Columbus Day Sale includes 10-25% off major appliances and 12 month financing on purchases over $299. Though the sales aren’t as wide-ranging as Black Friday, it’s not a bad time to start shopping for some holiday gifts a little early. Some of us get a day off, or maybe the kids are off from school.
Lowes does not have a specific ad campaign for Columbus Day, although sale items in the current flyer are usually good through October 15th.
Lowes All For Fall Event
From Lowes: “Create some new harvest holiday traditions this year with help from Lowe’s. Hosting the big meal? We’ll have you reconsidering your whole approach to turkey cooking with modern electric turkey fryers. Explore deep fryers that’ll give you a perfect crispy skin or infrared turkey fryers that cook a bird much faster than traditional methods.
We carry a range of outdoor and indoor turkey fryer options for any size feast. You can even take a portable fryer tailgating. At home, don’t forget fall door decorations and Thanksgiving table decorations to deck out your spread for the special day. We’ve got pumpkins and more to fill your holiday cornucopia this season.”
Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937, though people have celebrated Columbus’s voyage since the colonial period. In 1792, New York City and other U.S. cities celebrated the 300th anniversary of his landing in the New World.
President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event. During the four hundredth anniversary in 1892, teachers, preachers, poets and politicians used Columbus Day rituals to teach ideals of patriotism. These patriotic rituals were framed around themes such as support for war, citizenship boundaries, the importance of loyalty to the nation, and celebrating social progress.
Since 1970, the holiday has been fixed to the second Monday in October, coincidentally the same day as Thanksgiving in neighboring Canada. It is generally observed by banks, the U.S. Postal Service, other federal agencies, most state government offices, many businesses, and most school districts.
Unlike other holidays, Columbus Day is a quick event. But dont let that stop you from getting a good deal. And remember, if you don’t find your deal on Columbus Day, the holiday shopping season is just around the corner.
Sale items for Columbus Day include:
- 30% off select appliances until 10/18
- Sherwin Williams and Valspar Paint
- Halloween pumpkins, lights, inflatables, carving knives and decorations at special value prices!
- 15% off Troy-Bilt snow blowers until 10/11
By Victoria Stone