A man was reflected on the window of a closed shop in a non-designated tourist area during a Sunday morning at the Butte Montmartre in Paris, July 28, 2013. Reuters

Presidents Day falls on Monday, this year, giving Americans a chance to celebrate the country’s chief executives that have served the U.S. during prosperity and turmoil. The holiday was initially dedicated to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, but within the past few decades it has turned into a more general federal holiday called “Presidents Day.”

Similar to most federal holidays, post offices will be closed for Presidents Day, but UPS and FedEx are expected to pick up and deliver packages Monday. Both offices recognize but do not observe the holidays, which means regular services are scheduled.

A majority of banks will also be closed. The Federal Reserve System recognizes Presidents Day as a standard holiday, while banks such as TD Bank and Wells Fargo are scheduled to remain open and operating. Depending on the bank, it's suggested you call ahead and ask a representative if the branch will be open.

For those looking for a great shopping deal this weekend, have no fear. Major retail stores are usually open on Presidents Day, with some sales starting before the holiday for early birds that want to snag a sale as soon as possible. A number of shoppers might want to stay in, and luckily for them, online retailers are also expected to have Presidents Day sales.

Unfortunately, not everyone will have off on Monday to go shopping or relax. While government employees and education staff typically have the day free, only 36 percent of non-manufacturing businesses are given time off, as are 19 percent of manufacturing employees and 56 percent of those working non-business jobs, according to a recently released Bloomberg BNA survey.

"Presidents Day is one of the federal holidays that is lower in popularity. Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day — just about everyone gets them off. Most people are only familiar with Presidents Day as a holiday because all the kids are off from school," said manager of surveys and research at Bloomberg BNA Molly Huie.