Presidents’ Day 2021: What is open, what is closed on Monday? Banks, UPS, mail, stock markets, shops, supermarkets

President’s Day 2021, also known as Washington’s birthday, is Monday, February 15, 2021. It is a day dedicated to celebrating all US presidents, past and present.

The holiday was originally established in 1885 to celebrate President George Washington’s birthday after his death. The day became known as President’s Day when it became part of the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which was an attempt to create more three-day weekends for federal employees.

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on President’s Day 2021.

Is President’s Day a federal holiday?

Yes. Presidents’ Day is the third federal and state holiday of the year. It is one of several public holidays whose date changes each year in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Others include Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day.

Is the post office open on President’s Day 2021?

No, according to its website, the United States Post Office is closing.

Running mail on President’s Day 2021? Is there mail delivery?

There will be no regular mail delivery on President’s Day. Only Priority Mail Express is delivered.

FedEx and UPS will, however, deliver. FedEx Express and FedEx SmartPost follow a modified service plan. UPS operates on a normal schedule.

Are banks open on President’s Day 2021?

Most banks will not be open.

The following banks are scheduled to be closed on President’s Day, according to Banks.org.

There is only one major bank scheduled to be open on President’s Day:

Is the stock market closed on President’s Day 2021?

The New York Stock Exchange is closed Monday. Nasdaq trade and bond markets also will be closed.

Which stores are open on President’s Day 2021?

Most, if not all, stores function as usual on President’s Day.

Here are just a few of the well-known shops that are open with regular opening hours according to HolidayShoppingHours.com:

Is there any online shopping sale during President’s Day 2021?

Yes, there are plenty of offers offered online for President’s Day.

Here are just a few of the more popular ones out there right now:

Will grocery stores be open on President’s Day 2021?

Most supermarkets will be open. Shoppers should eventually contact their local supermarket for specific information.

The following large supermarkets will be open with regular opening hours on President’s Day:

Are restaurants open on President’s Day 2021? Is McDonald’s open? Is Starbucks open?

Most chain restaurants should be open on President’s Day, including McDonald’s and Starbucks, according to HolidayShoppingHours.com.

For local restaurants that are not chains, patrons will eventually need to contact the restaurant for specific information.

Are malls open on President’s Day 2021?

According to everyone, all malls should be open along with most major malls HolidayShoppingHours.com.

Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations open on President’s Day 2021?

Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) offices will not be open on President’s Day. Online processing of some documents is available at Motor Vehicle Commission website.

In addition, all New Jersey state offices and courts will be closed.

Do NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA work according to a normal schedule?

NJ transit works either on a weekday, Saturday or holiday schedule depending on your route. PATH will operate according to a Saturday schedule while SEPTA works according to a changed everyday plan.

For NJ Transit, riders must use NJ Transits online travel planner to double check arrival and departure times.

When is the next federal holiday?

The next federal holiday is Memorial Day Monday, May. 31.

For more information on the history of President’s Day, watch the video below:

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