MLK Day: What’s Open and Closed Today?

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated each year on the third Monday in January.

Here’s a look at what’s open and closed, courtesy of USA Today:

Is the post office open?

No. The U.S. Postal service is closed in observance of MLK Day.

When will it open again?

On Tuesday, January 17.

Will mail be delivered on MLK Day?

The U.S. Postal service will not deliver or send mail today, but FedEx and UPS are both open and delivering and sending mail.

Is the bank open?

Most likely not. According to TD Bank’s website, the stores will be closed on MLK Day. Likewise, Bank of America, Federal Reserve, JP Chase and Wells Fargo are closed.

Are schools and universities open?

Most schools and universities observe MLK Day, though there are some exceptions.

Are any government offices open?

All non-essential federal government offices and courts are closed.


  1. Of course the library is closed, as are the schools – why would the followers of MLK want to read or study? They are busy protesting.


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