Presidents Day 2022, also known as Washington’s Birthday, is Monday February 21, 2022. It is a day to celebrate all US Presidents past and present.
The holiday was originally instituted in 1885 to celebrate President George Washington’s birthday after his death. The day became known as Presidents Day when it became part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1971, which was an attempt to create more three-day weekends for federal employees.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Presidents Day 2022.
Is Presidents Day a federal holiday?
Yes. Presidents Day is the third federal and state holiday of the year.
It is one of several public holidays where the date changes each year according to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Others include Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Columbus Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day.
Is the post office open on Presidents Day 2022?
No, all post offices in the United States will be closed.
Will the mail run on Presidents Day 2022? Is there a mail delivery?
There is no regular mail delivery on Presidents Day. Only Priority Mail Express will be delivered.
However, FedEx and UPS will deliver. FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Economy have a changed service schedule. UPS operates on a normal schedule.
Are banks open on Presidents Day 2022?
Most banks will not be open.
The following banks are closed on Presidents Day:
There is only one major bank that is scheduled to remain open on Presidents Day:
Is the stock exchange closed on Presidents Day 2022?
The New York Stock Exchange will remain closed on Monday. Nasdaq trading and bond markets will also be closed.
Will grocery stores be open on Presidents Day 2022?
Most supermarkets will be open. Ultimately, buyers should check with their local supermarket for specific information.
The following major supermarkets are open at normal times on Presidents Day:
- Summit (7:00 – 23:00)
- Aldi (9am – 8pm)
- BJ’s Wholesale Club (9am – 9pm)
- Costco (10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
- Foodtown (varies by store)
- Lidl (8am – 9pm)
- ShopRite (varies by store)
- Stop & Shop (7am – 10pm)
- Target (8am – 10pm)
- Trader Joe’s (8:00-21:00)
- Walmart (6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.)
- Wegman’s (6:00 – Midnight)
- Whole foods (8am – 9pm)
Are restaurants open on Presidents Day 2022? Is McDonald’s open? Is Starbucks open?
According to HolidayShoppingHours.com, most chain restaurants should be open on Presidents Day, including McDonald’s and Starbucks.
Ultimately, for local non-chain restaurants, guests should check with the restaurant for specific information.
Are shops open on Presidents Day 2022? Are malls open on Presidents Day 2022?
According to HolidayShoppingHours.com, all major retail stores and malls and most malls should be open.
Click here for a list of some of the most popular store opening and closing times.
What are the top sales on Presidents Day 2022?
Presidents Day is one of the most popular federal holidays for retailers to host massive online sales. Here’s a list of some of the larger retailers offering special deals:
Are the schools open on Presidents Day 2022?
Most schools will be closed on Presidents Day 2022, a federal holiday.
In New Jersey, most schools are closed on Presidents Day, and some are even closed on the Friday before the holiday.
However, the decision is up to the district public or private school, so we recommend checking with your local school to see if they are open or closed. The most accurate information is likely to be found on the school or district website.
A complete directory of public school districts and their websites can be found here. A complete directory of non-public schools and their websites can be found here.
Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations open on Presidents Day 2022?
The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) offices are not open on Presidents Day. Online processing of some documents is available on the Motor Vehicle Commission website.
In addition, all New Jersey state offices and courts will be closed.
Are NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA operating on a normal schedule?
NJ Transit operates either weekdays, Saturdays or holidays depending on the route. PATH will operate on a modified Saturday schedule while SEPTA will operate on a modified weekday schedule.
For NJ Transit, passengers should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to verify arrival and departure times.
When is the next federal holiday?
The next national holiday is National Day of Mourning on Monday, May. 31
For more information on the history of Presidents Day, watch the video below:
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