Presidents Day: What’s Open, what’s closed

Most public services unavailable, but private businesses open

The four presidents at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

(WWLP) – Monday, February 15 is Presidents’ Day; a holiday that honors the men who have achieved the highest office in our country. Officially, the federal holiday is still known as Washington’s Birthday- observed the third Monday in February, however it has come to be known as Presidents’ Day largely because it tends to fall between Washington’s actual birthday (February 22), and the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln (February 12).

It is an official federal and state holiday, meaning that most public services are unavailable. Many private sector workers also have the day off, but most retailers and service businesses tend to be open. Here is a look at what is open, and what is not, on Presidents’ Day:

  • Banks: Most closed
  • Federal Offices: Closed
  • Libraries: Closed
  • Malls: Open regular hours
  • Municipal Offices: Closed
  • Post Office: Closed, no mail delivery
  • Public Transit: See below for service changes
  • Registry of Motor Vehicles: Closed
  • Restaurants: Open
  • Retail Stores: Open
  • Schools: Closed
  • State Offices: Closed
  • Stock Market: Closed

Public transit services may be affected by the Presidents Day holiday:

  • BRTA: Running on regular weekday schedule
  • FRTA: No service, John W. Olver Transit Center closed
  • PVTA: Springfield and Northampton-area buses running on normal schedule with a few exceptions, UMass Transit running on reduced service- Click here for a complete look at service changes.

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