WASHINGTON - The nation will take a moment to recognize Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 21, a federal holiday celebrating George Washington’s birthday and honoring all the United States presidents who served in office.
Most stores and restaurants are open on Presidents Day but their hours of operation may vary.
If you’re off on Presidents Day, here’s a quick look at what’s open and closed on the holiday.
What’s closed on Presidents Day?
Schools and universities
Most public schools are closed on Presidents Day but school districts can use the holiday as a makeup day for a snow day. If parents and students are unsure if their school is open on Presidents Day, check your school’s website and social media pages.
Colleges and universities are also closed in observance of the holiday.
All state, local, and federal government offices are closed on Presidents Day.
Most banks will be closed but ATMs are available for banking services. TD Bank branches are the only financial institutions open on the holiday.
Mail service and package delivery
The U.S. Postal Service will be closed and mail services will not run during the holiday.
UPS and FedEx are shipping and delivering as usual with the exception of FedEx’s express and group economy options which will run on a modified service schedule.
Department of Motor Vehicles
All Department of Motor Vehicles offices are closed on Saturday, Feb. 19 and on Presidents Day.
Libraries will be open on Presidents Day but make sure to visit your local branches’ website for service hours.
What’s open on Presidents Day?
Shopping malls, major retail stores, grocery stores, and convenience stores will open on Presidents Day. More information for the major retailers is listed below.
Barnes and Noble
Lowe’s is also open and the retailer has their hours and Presidents Day deals listed here.
This story was reported from Washington, D.C.