Presidents Day 2016: What’s Open, Closed? Banks, Post Offices, UPS Closed on Federal Holiday
The President Day 2016 falls on February 15 on Monday. This is a day that many people get confused about and end up being shocked several times in a single day.
The President Day is celebrated in the memory of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Usually it is the third Monday of February on which day it is celebrated. And the third Monday of the month falls on Feb. 15 this time.
Born on February 22, 1732, George Washington was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America and its first President. He was also the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
If George Bush was the founding father of the US, Abraham Lincoln was someone who saved the union and successfully overcame the civil war to keep the US intact. He is the one who is credited for abolition of slavery and making the US a progressive and modern state.
This day is a national holiday and it is also holiday across all the states in the nation. This is the reason that several services remain closed for the entire day. It has been confirmed that the U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail on Presidents Day and its offices will be closed. UPS says all regular services will be available Monday.
When it comes to banks, most will be closed on Presidents Day. TD Bank and Wells Fargo banks list on their website they will open but check with your local branch before heading out. NJ Transit will run a modified holiday schedule, so if you plan on taking public transportation double-check the departure times on the agency’s website.
Target Presidents Day Sale
Target’s Presidents’ Day sale kicks off on Feb. 7, and will feature discounts on a wide array of home goods and furniture. Highlights include:
— 25 percent off mattresses and bed frames
— Up to 25 percent off home items
— Up to 25 percent off dining and entertaining products
— Up to 25 percent off furniture
— Up to 25 percent off lighting
— Up to 25 percent off dÃ©cor
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