It's Presidents Day: Here's what's open and what's closed

Monday is Presidents Day.
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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.

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