Wondering what’s open on Presidents’ Day 2015? Observed on Monday, February 16, federal offices will be closed, as will banks and post offices. If you have the day off, you can either sleep late or hit the Presidents’ Day sales — Walmart, Target, and most other retail stores will be open regular business hours.
According to the U.S. Department of Personnel Management, the holiday is officially designated as Washington’s Birthday, but many businesses and state government offices refer to it as Presidents’ Day. Observed on the third Monday in February every year, it’s typically the first day of winter vacation for many school systems. Schools will be closed in most states on Monday and for the rest of the week.
Here’s the scoop on what’s open and what’s closed on President’s Day so you can plan ahead.
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Waiting for an important piece of mail? According the holiday schedule on the United States Postal Service website, there will be no mail delivery, and post office branches will be closed on Presidents’ Day. Although the USPS is closed on Monday, UPS and FedEx will be operating on a regular schedule.
If you need to register your car or have a question for about your Social Security check, you will have to wait until Tuesday to check those things off your to-do list. Federal offices and most state offices, including the IRS, DMV (or RMV), the Department of Vital Records, Social Security, and most federal and state courts, will be closed on February 16.
Right Line reports that while global stock markets are open, the U.S. stock market is closed on most federal holidays, including Presidents’ Day.
It’s Abraham Lincoln’s 205th birthday! Part of what many states call Presidents Day, celebrated Monday, February 17. pic.twitter.com/mlWEARE9YU
— Lee Social Studies (@LeeK12SS) February 12, 2015
If you are lucky enough to have the day off and enjoy shopping, Presidents’ Day is a big day for retailers. Most stores will be open regular business hours on Monday, with sales galore for anyone who loves a bargain.
Expect to find popular stores like Walmart, Target, and KMart open, as well as malls, restaurants, supermarkets, and car dealerships. Before you head out to the Presidents’ Day sales, check deals sites like Retail Me Not or Deal News for coupon codes and information on both in-store and online holiday sales.
Not a fan of shopping? Head to one of 405 national parks during the three-day weekend. Free admission is being offered February 14 to February 16 at all national parks, including the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite National Park.
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