With Columbus Day celebrations in full swing Monday, traditional holiday tasks such as pillaging, mutilating and playing cornhole once again highlight many parties.

Folks across the country off from work spent the day in their backyards enjoying seasonal beers, playing yard games and pillaging their neighbors land, as festivities called for.

“It’s so nice having the day off,” said Dan Churner, 52, of Cottage Grove, Wis. “It’s just a blast being out here with friends and family and destroying their lands. Ya know, just getting in the holiday spirit.”

Most local ordinances call for pillaging to end promptly at midnight.