Are the post office and banks open on President’s Day? This is a question that many will have as they head out the door today to do their errands. President’s Day 2013 is Monday, Feb. 18, which is a federal holiday and this means many federal offices and services are closed today, like the post office, according to the West Hartford Patch on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
President’s Day closings may differ from state to state and even town to town for banks and some municipal offices. If you’re planning on heading out with thoughts stopping at the library, bank or DMV, check your local town or city’s website before you do.
Post Office: The post office is closed on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 for President’s Day. There is no mail delivery. The U.S. Post Office follows all federal holidays and they close in observance.
Schools: This is the big vacation week for many schools around the country, so the many of the kids are on vacation. For those schools that don’t have this week as a vacation week, there’s usually no school on President’s Day for public school, but many private schools, colleges and universities are open, according to "Fox and Friends" Monday live.
Banks: The majority of banks are closed this President’s Day, but some are open. T.D. Bank is one of the banks that Connecticut residents will find open today, so check with your individual bank to see if it is open or closed Monday. Banks do are not mandated to close in observance of federal holidays.
Trash pickup: Garbage collection varies from town to town, so if you usually get your trash picked up on Monday, you might want to check your local municipal’s website for their schedule. If there’s no trash pickup on Monday due to a federal holiday, then this usually impacts the rest of the week’s schedule. Many towns and cities push their pickup schedule up a day when there’s a holiday and the pickup is canceled.
Federal and State Government: Most state government offices are closed. federal government offices are closed today, like the Social Security office and federal courts.
Stores: As far as retail stores, supermarkets and other businesses, they are open today, as this is a big shopping day with lots of President’s Day sales going on in the retail stores. Liquor stores are open in many states.