What’s Open And Closed For Presidents’ Day
Presidents' Day is a Federal holiday celebrating the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22).
History.com says Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.
What's Closed For Presidents' Day:
- Federal offices are closed.
- Most banks and credit unions are closed.
- U.S. Post Office will not deliver mail, and post offices are closed.
- Most schools and colleges are closed
- The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and bond markets will be closed.
- Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the U.S. will be closed.
- Courts will not be in session.
What's Open For Presidents' Day:
- Shop till you drop Sangertown Square and other stores for Presidents' Day.
- Buses are traveling their usual routes.
- UPS and FedEx will be making deliveries.
- Most restaurants are open