Not everyone has Presidents’ Day off, but those who don’t have to work may be wondering what’s open and what’s closed on February 15. Most retail stores, like Target and Walmart, will be open regular business hours, but the U.S. Post Office and most other government offices will be closed for the day. Most, but not all, banks will be closed, and federal courts will not be in session.
Observed every year on the third Monday of February, the holiday was created to honor George Washington’s birthday. However, many states celebrate both Washington and Lincoln, or in some instances, all U.S. presidents. Confused yet? If history isn’t your thing, but shopping is, the holiday has turned into a big day for sales at retailer and car dealerships, and stores (and restaurants) will be luring you in with special deals on Monday.
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Saving Advice reports that because Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday, but not a national holiday, non-government businesses get to decide whether or not they will stay open.
While most banks and (and all federal credit unions) will give their employees the day off, there are some that will be open for business on Monday. According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, Wells Fargo and several other major banks will be open regular business hours on Presidents’ Day.
The United States Postal Service closes down on all 10 federal holidays, including Presidents’ Day. That means there will be no mail delivery on Monday, and you won’t be able to buy stamps or mail a package at your local post office until February 17. If you’re expecting a delivery by UPS or FedEx, you’re in luck — both delivery companies will have trucks on the road making scheduled deliveries, and their offices will be open if you need to send out a package.
Schools and libraries will be closed on Monday, and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV or RMV) in most states will be closed. If you need to contact the IRS about your tax refund or Social Security about a disability claim, all offices will be closed. You will have to wait until Tuesday if you can’t find the answers you need online.
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