2015 Martin Luther King Day Closings: Walmart, Banks, Stock Market, Post Office Open Monday?

If you have Martin Luther King Day off, you may be wondering if banks are open or what the Walmart store hours are on Monday, January 18. MLK Day is a federal holiday, but that doesn’t mean everything will be closed. Although there will be no mail delivery and many banks will be closed for the day, most retail stores and restaurants will be open for business.

Saving Advice reports that most federal employees get Martin Luther King Day off, but it’s a regular work day for everyone else. That means Walmart, Target, Costco, KMart, Sears, supermarkets, and restaurants will be open for business, with many stores luring customers in with holiday sales.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Although retails stores and restaurants will be open, federal offices will be closed on Monday. That means you will have to wait until Tuesday if you need to go to the DMV, your local Social Security office, or the U.S. Post Office. The Inquisitr previously reported that although there is no mail delivery on January 19, both UPS and FedEx will be open for business.

Market Watch reports that the stock market will be closed on Monday as well as most banks and credit unions. However, there is one bank that will open all of its branches on January 19 — TD Bank states that all of their branches are open on Monday, one of four federal holidays (MLK Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day) that the New England-based bank remains open for regular business hours.

“When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'”

There is always a little confusion over what’s open and what’s closed on federal holidays, but for the most part the only day that just about everything shuts down (except for restaurants and some convenience stores) is Christmas. Other than that, most non-government businesses remain open.

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