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What’s Open and Closed on Presidents’ Day 2017?

By , February 17th, 2017 | One Comment

What's Open Presidents' Day
Monday, Feb. 20 is a federal holiday, however, not many people remember it. Monday is Presidents’ Day. All of the federal workers will have a holiday but most private sector workers do not. It can be confusing remembering what is open and closed on Presidents’ Day. Below is a list of most types of business and if they will be open or closed on Presidents’ Day.

Credit Unions and Banks

Credit unions and banks are closed. Most credit unions and banks are closed on Presidents’ Day in observance of the federal holiday. There are a few banks that will be open in exception to this rule.

Drug Stores

Drug stores are open. Major drug stores like CVS and Walgreens are open for regular business hours on Presidents’ Day. Smaller chains and independent stores will also be open but may operate on holiday hours. It is a good idea to call the pharmacy to make sure they are open if you need a prescription filled that day.

Federal Government Offices

Federal government offices are closed. Most federal government offices are closed on Presidents’ Day. Essential personnel such as law enforcement will be working and their offices will be open.

Garbage Services

Garbage services may or may not pick up. Garbage services will vary. Check with your local garbage service to verify if they will be picking up on Monday.

Gas & Service Stations

Gas stations are open. Gas stations should be operating on their regular Monday business hours. Most service stations will also be open on Presidents’ Day, but it is a good idea to call ahead and check their hours before you go.

Grocery Stores

Grocery stores are open. All grocery stores operated by a major chain are open regular hours on Presidents’ Day. Smaller retailers and local ethnic stores should be open, but it is a good idea to call ahead and verify before you go.


Libraries may be open or closed. Most libraries observe federal holidays, but some will be open on Monday. Check with your local library to see if they will be open.

National Parks

National parks are open. National parks are open on Presidents’ Day.

Post Offices

Post offices are closed. Post offices are closed in observance of the federal holiday. There will be no mail delivery or pick up on Presidents’ Day.

Public Transportation

Public transportation may be operating on reduced service. Many public transportation services (bus, rail) will be operating on holiday schedules. Check with your local service for their schedule on Monday.


Restaurants are open. Most chain restaurants will be open on Monday, Feb. 20. Many of them will have special deals for Presidents’ Day. Independently owned restaurants will most likely be open, but call ahead to confirm since they may change their hours for the holiday.

Retail Stores

Large retail stores are open. All major retailers, like Macy’s, Target and Walmart, will be open regular business hours on Presidents’ Day. Costco closes for some federal holidays, such as Memorial Day and Labor Day, but will be open on Presidents’ Day.

Many major retailers will offer sales the week of February 20 to celebrate Presidents’ Day. There are some great deals available this week, but remember that it’s not a deal if you are buying something you don’t need.


Schools may be open or closed. Most public and private schools observe the federal holiday on Presidents’ Day, but it is up to the school district. Check with your school to see if they will be open or closed on Monday.

State and Local Government Offices

State and local government offices are closed. Most state and government offices will be closed in observance of the federal holiday. Essential services such as fire and law enforcement will be open.

US Stock Markets

The stock markets are closed. The New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ observe most federal holidays and will be closed on Presidents’ Day.

Photo: Flickr: Tallent Show

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