Wondering if banks are open on Martin Luther King Day?
Celebrated on Monday, January 21, 2013, MLK Day is a federal holiday and that means there is no mail delivery; most banks are closed with some exceptions; the stock market is closed and federal offices are not open for business.
However, retail stores like Walmart and Target are open on Martin Luther King Day and some in-store bank branches will be open on Monday.
If you are a federal employee, it's likely that you have the day off or you are getting double time pay on Monday. The 2013 Federal holiday calendar indicates that Monday is federal holiday, with government offices, schools and post offices are closed, with very few exceptions.
Retail stores, malls, gas stations, liquor stores, and restaurants are open on MLK day, with some observing holiday hours. It's always a best bet to call ahead to find out the holiday hours of any retailer or dining establishment before you get in your car.
What is open or closed on Martin Luther King Day 2013?
- Post Offices: There is no mail delivery on Monday. All USPS offices are closed.
- Stock Market: Closed
- Banks: Most banks are closed on Martin Luther King Day, with some exceptions. Citizens Bank in Rhode Island states that grocery store branches are open on Monday. TD Bank branches are all open on Monday.
- Libraries are closed.
- City/State Offices: There may be some exceptions, but for the most part, city offices are closed.
- Schools: Publics schools are closed.
- Malls and Retail Stores: The majority of grocery stores, retail stores, gas stations and restaurants are all open for business as usual.
- Restaurants: Most restaurants are open regular business hours.
Martin Luther King Day was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time on January 17, 2000. Prior to that, New Hampshire and Arizona did not observe the holiday.
The next federal holiday is President’s Day, also known as Washington's Birthday. The holiday will be observed on Feb. 18, 2013.