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Presidents’ Day 2016: Are banks closed today, post office, UPS and many state, federal offices remain closed

Presidents’ Day 2016: Are banks closed today, post office, UPS and many state, federal offices remain closed

Presidents’ Day 2016: Are banks closed today, post office, UPS and many state, federal offices remain closed

Presidents’ Day 2016 is being celebrated across the USA today. The day is not just celebrated across all the states in the country, many government offices and post offices besides of course banks remain closed for business on that day.

The day is celebrated in the memory of two greatest leaders of the country, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln nurtured the nation and made it a strong fortress many decades following its creation.

George Washington on the other hand was among the founding fathers of the nation and fought for its creation.

abraham-lincolnPeople are curious to find out almost every detail about what is open and close today. The list of what is open and closed, including banks, post offices, other mail services, Costco, libraries, liquor stores, retail stores, restaurants, and the stock market is being provided below. It must be kept in mind that given the fact that since Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday, all federal offices are closed while private institutions are usually open.

In many states it is celebrated in different names. In Virginia, is it celebrated as George Washington Day. Utah, Colorado and Montana celebrate the day as Washington and Lincoln Day. Montana celebrates it as Lincoln’s and Washington’s Birthday, and Minnesota is calling it Washington’s and Lincoln’s Birthday. Alabama has turned it the day into a George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Birthday. In Arkansas, the day is called George Washington’s Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day. While the remaining states celebrate the day as Presidents’ Day, California calls the third Monday in February Presidents’ Day but Lincoln’s birthday is officially celebrated on February 12.

• All federal offices are closed.
• United States Post Offices are closed and there is no mail delivery.
• UPS recognizes but does not observe Presidents’ Day, so all regular services are available.
• FedEx provides normal pickup and delivery service on Presidents’ Day.
• Federal banks are closed. However, if banks are under state control or private, they might be open.
• The Federal Reserve is closed and there is no processing of checks.
• ATMs are open but transactions might not appear until the next day.
• The stock markets are closed.
• All U.S. markets (equity, options, and fixed income) are closed.
• Federal libraries and most state libraries are closed.
• The Motor Vehicle Departments (DMV) are closed.
• Federal courts and court houses are closed. The majority of state courts are also closed.
• Garbage pick-up is on a holiday schedule but private companies might stick to the regular schedule so please check your schedule online.

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