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President's Day Monday 2014: Are banks, post office and stores nationwide open?

President's Day 2014: Are the banks and post office open on Monday Feb. 17?
President's Day 2014: Are the banks and post office open on Monday Feb. 17?
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What's open and what's closed nationwide on Monday, Feb. 17, which is President’s Day 2014? It is a day off from work for many folks, but some still have to work. This is a federal holiday when people want to know if the post office and banks are open or closed on Monday for President’s Day. People also wonder if the schools, liquor stores, mass transit, DMV, courts and stores are opened, suggests the Patriot News on Feb. 14.

This 2014 President's Day is a little tricky, as some post offices in Georgia will actually open to try and make up for the lost time from last week due to the ice and snow storms. While it is a federal holiday and post offices are closed, there's an exception to that rule in Georgia this year.

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 of stopping at the library, bank or state or federally run museum, check your local town or city’s website before you do.

Here is a list of what is open and what is closed on President's Day Monday 2014:

Post Office: The post office is usually closed on President’s Day and although most are closed on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, a couple of dozen will open in Georgia to make up for the lost time due to the snow and ice storms blanketing the country this week.

Some of the North Georgia post offices will open on the federal holiday Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. You will need to check with your local post office to see if they too are trying to recoup for snow and ice time lost this week.

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 this means that 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 some private schools, colleges and universities stay open.

Banks: The majority of banks are closed this President’s Day, but some are open. Some of the banks that are found inside the grocery stores may be open, 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 on President’s Day Monday, 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: They are open in many states. Some may have reduced hours, but it is best to check with your local liquor store to see if they are open and their hours of operation on Monday.

Mass Transit: Buses and trains are operating nationwide, but many are on a holiday schedule on Monday. You will need to check with your local mass transit office for reduced schedules due to the holiday.

Metro North: This is one of the busiest in the country and it is operating on a special schedule for President’s Day Feb. 17, 2014. Check out the Metro North schedule here.

For other mass transit schedules nationwide, go to your municipal’s mass transit website for Monday’s schedule.

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