What is open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

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The federal holiday will close many businesses Monday.

The day, also celebrating King’s birthday, honors his legacy and shines a light on civil rights. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was approved as a federal holiday in 1983. Since then, many individuals and businesses have used to day to give back through public service. 

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Here’s a look at what is open and closed on Jan. 15:

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

The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver or send mail today, but FedEx and UPS are both open for normal pickup and delivery.

Most likely not. Federal Reserve Banks, TD Bank and Wells Fargo are among many banks nationwide that will be closed. Most ATMs and customer support centers will still be operational.

The New York Stock Exchange is closed and most U.S. exchanges will also close.

Yes, most are open. 

Yes, most are open and some offer sales on the holiday. 

It’s up to individual states — but no. Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the U.S. are closed, according to USA TODAY research. Some offices, including those in Connecticut, will also close early on Jan. 12 and close Jan. 13.


Check your local service. Waste Management and Republic Services plan to pick up trash as normal.