And though NY isn't listed among cities and states that officially celebrate the latter, there is a 2018 Indigenous Peoples Day celebration planned for NYC.
Instead, for the first time in its history, Columbus will close on Veterans Day.
All PennDOT Driver License and Photo Centers will be closed statewide- including the center in Butler. The day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus to North America in October 1492.
Just this year, at least a dozen United States cities - including San Francisco and Cincinnati - made a decision to stop observing Columbus Day and will instead celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday.
US stock markets are open on Columbus Day.
"It was far more brutal than we had known", Consuelo Varela, a historian and author of the book The Fall of Columbus has said.
He says the goal is to educate, and when his people hear it called Columbus Day, that's what they try to do. (South Dakota celebrates it as Native American Day).
"Columbus Day is a relic of an outdated and oversimplified version of history", the mayor wrote when announcing the decision last month. Now, for 2018, the groups say they will "once again will be rethinking Columbus Day with a focus on Indigenous people, their handsome cultures and traditions".
The choice to honor indigenous people on the overlapping federal holiday is not a coincidence, the mayor of Tacoma, Washington, Victoria Woodards, has said, while noting the city's efforts to engender better relations with the area's Puyallup Nation people. "It's not PC for me to say anything against indigenous peoples", he said.
To Cliff Matias, cultural director of the Redhawk Native American Arts Council, it's a disgrace that New York City doesn't officially recognize the holiday.
A follow-up tweet on Monday followed the same tack, ignoring the indigenous peoples of the Americas, but praising Columbus's "accomplishments as a navigator" (Columbus thought he had landed in Asia).
"As we reflect on the adventurers throughout history who charted new courses and sought new heights", Obama's statement said, "let us remember the communities who suffered, and let us pay tribute to our heritage and embrace the multiculturalism that defines the American experience".
"We stand behind the Christopher Columbus name and will continue to do so here in Pittsburgh", Guy Costa, the city's chief operations officer and a parade supporter, said recently. Hawaii celebrates Discoverers' Day on the second Monday of October.