Presidents Day is going to be Monday, Feb. 17, and a spread of services are going to be closed across the US on the day.
The holiday, which was originally established in 1885 to honor President Washington, will provide a much-appreciated three-day weekend for several. But it also means services like the U.S. Post Office, banks and public schools won't open on the day.
Here's a breakdown of how the vacation could affect your routine.
Banks: With the Federal Reserve System system not operating on Feb. 17, most banks will stay closed on Presidents Day. However, ATMs will operate the vacation and TD Bank also will be open.
Courts: Courts won't open on Presidents Day.
The Department of automobiles is never an area anybody wants to be and therefore the DMV offices are going to be closed across the country. Check your local DMV's website for more information as some offices are going to be closed for the whole Presidents Day weekend.
Stock Markets: The stock market, Nasdaq and bond markets are going to be closed.
Schools: Since Presidents Day may be a federal holiday, the bulk of faculties are going to be closed on Feb. 17. thereupon being said, certain private schools and even public schools don't observe the vacation or prefer to use the day as a makeup for a snow day earlier within the school year. Presidents Day also will be the primary day of mid-winter vacation for several schools.
Trash Pickup: within the majority of the US disposal companies won't be running, so you'll be wanting to plan accordingly. The service will vary, though, meaning you ought to ask your local provider.
United States Postal Service: The mail won't be opening its offices or delivering mail on Presidents Day.
The transition within the holiday's name from Washington's Birthday to Presidents Day began within the late 1960s as a part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The bill proposed that the country celebrate holidays on Monday instead of when birthdays fell on the calendar so workers could have a three-day weekend.
During the talk of that bill, it had been proposed that Washington's Birthday be renamed Presidents Day to celebrate the birthdays of both Washington on Feb. 22 and President Abraham Lincoln's Birthday on Feb. 12.
Congress actually rejected the name change within the 1968 version of the bill. However, after the bill went into effect in 1971, Presidents Day became the commonly accepted name.