Presidents Day is upon us, and for many, it means a day off from work as we celebrate George Washington’s birthday as well as all past and present presidents.

As a federal holiday, it also means that government buildings, some businesses, and other places that you may want to frequent could be closed.

Here’s a look at what’s open and what’s closed on Monday:


Because Presidents Day is a federal holiday, there will be no mail from the United States Postal Service. However, Amazon, UPS, and FedEx will continue home delivery services despite it being a holiday.


Banks will also be closed on Monday, as will Federal Reserve Banks. However, customers will still be able to access ATMs for any money transactions.

Stock Market

The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and bond markets will also be closed for the holiday.


Most schools will close their doors for Presidents Day, including both public and private, even if they are holding only online classes currently.


The Department of Motor Vehicles facilities will be closed throughout the U.S. to observe the federal holiday.


Circuit, state, and federal courts will not be in session on Monday as Presidents Day is being observed.


Most retailers will keep their stores open on Monday, and many will be holding Presidents Day sales.

Bars And Restaurants

Most bars and restaurants will also be open, if local ordinances allow, as well as grocery stores, gas stations, and other convenience store locations.

US Post Office In Blacksburg, Virginia The United States Postal Service is losing $25 million per day, according to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. Photo: Reuters