Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed Monday, Jan 20, 2014, and while today is a federal holiday, many people are confused as to what's open and what's closed. They're wondering is the post office is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, will there be mail delivery on Monday, Jan. 20, and whether or not Walmart is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. According to The Epoch Times on Sunday, Jan. 19, because it is a federal holiday, the USPS post office will not open or offer mail delivery on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Go Banking Rates.com on Sunday, Jan. 19, also reported that most banks will not open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as well as all local, county, state and federal offices, schools, libraries and post offices.
Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Kmart, Costco: Open Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Ready to do some holiday shopping? Walmart stores are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in most of the country. Some are operating on a Sunday schedule, some are open 24 hours, others open at 7 a.m. Since federal employees, government officials, teachers, and many other employees have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off, most retail stores like Walmart, Target, Kmart, Best Buy and Costco are open and have awesome sales going on right now for the holiday. The question as to whether or not liquor stores are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day is decided by each state.
U.S. Post Office Holiday Schedule Martin Luther King Jr. Day
According to the USPS Post Office, there is no mail delivery on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is also a U.S. Postal Holiday (USPS), and all U.S. post offices are closed for business. This includes not only mail delivery to your residence or business, but also local post office lobby hours as well. Mail delivery will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Read the article 2014 USPS Post Office Holidays closures list: No mail delivery postal holidays for more information.
Are Banks Open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
Because Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday, Monday, Jan. 20 is also one of many bank holidays this year. TD Bank Stores are open Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as are a few Washington Trust Banks in the Rhode Island area. Although Citizens Bank supermarket lobbies were open on Veteran's Day, their holiday calendar shows that they are closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20. Call first to be sure if your local bank is open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. See the article 2014 Bank Holidays Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Are banks open or closed Jan. 20? for more details.
DMV Holiday Schedule
The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) offices are closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Customers will have to wait until Tuesday, Jan. 21 to register their cars and renew their licenses. Check here for Rhode Island DMV locations, hours, and the DMV state holiday calendar schedule.
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Sources: Epoch Times; Go Banking Rates; Time and Date; about.usps; Walmart; RI.gov
Photo Credit: Post office is closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20, 2014. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963.