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What’s closed, what’s open on MLK Jr. Day

January 19, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, which means a lot of places will close their doors in observance of the federal holiday.

On Nov. 2, 1983, then-President Ronald Reagan signed a bill to mark the holiday on every third Monday of every January to honor King’s legacy. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

In observance of the holiday, many businesses close their doors. Some places, like grocery and retail stores, will remain open.

TOWN/CITY HALLS

All town and city halls will be closed on Monday.

BANKS

Banks are closed on Monday. ATMs and online banking will still be accessible.

POST OFFICES

The U.S. Postal Service is closed Monday. Mail will not be delivered.

UPS will remain open.

FedEx will be operational, with some modified service to FedEx Express and FedEx SmartPost.

STOCK MARKET

The New York Stock Exchange is closed Monday. Most U.S. exchanges are also closed.

SCHOOLS

Most schools are closed Monday.

GROCERY/RETAIL STORES

Most will be open. It’s possible the holiday might affect hours.

Some retail stores offer sales because of the holiday.

DMV

Most Department of Motor Vehicle officers will be closed Monday.

COURTS

All courts will be closed Monday.

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