Monday is Presidents Day, a day to celebrate George Washington's birthday.
The third Monday in February is also used to celebrate all the other presidents – and for retailers to have some pretty sweet sales.
But it's also a federal holiday, so a lot of things are closed or have different hours (as always, check with your local retailer to make sure it's open). Here’s a list:
- Federal and state offices: Closed.
- City offices: Most are closed.
- City parking meters: It depends on the city, but many parking meters won’t be enforced Monday, including in Minneapolis and St. Paul. That means free parking.
- Public transportation: It’ll be running, but service may be limited to a Sunday schedule in some cities. Metro Transit in the Twin Cities will run on a normal schedule.
- Schools and universities: Most public schools are closed, however the University of Minnesota is open.
- Libraries: Closed.
- Emergency services: Police and fire services won’t be affect.
- U.S. Post Office: There’s no mail on Monday, and the post offices will be closed, too. But other delivery services like FedEx and UPS will still be making deliveries.
- Banks and all U.S. financial institutions like the stock market: Most are closed.
- Garbage and recycling pickup: It may not have normal service – check with your trash company. If you have City of Minneapolis trash service, it’ll be on as normal.
- Grocery stores: They’ll be open.
- Shopping malls: Open. (And stores usually have pretty good sales – U.S. News and World Report has a list of some of them.)
- Liquor stores: Most will be open.