Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 15th, it’s important to know what will be open or closed on this federal holiday. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January each year, coinciding with Dr. King’s actual birthday. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect on MLK Day:
Federal and state offices will be closed, as it is a recognized paid holiday. This means government offices will not be conducting regular business.
The U.S. Post Office will not deliver regular mail, but Holiday Premium Priority Mail Express and Holiday Same Day Package Delivery will still be available. Post offices themselves will be closed.
UPS will not provide pickup or delivery services on MLK Day, but some UPS Store locations may be open. UPS Express Critical service will still be available.
FedEx will operate with modified services. FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Economy will be available, while FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Freight, and FedEx offices will be open.
Amazon employees are given paid time off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so no Amazon packages will be delivered on this holiday.
Schools will be closed in recognition of the holiday, as Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of nine paid holidays.
Most banks and credit unions will be closed, following the federal holiday schedule. It’s advisable to call your local branch to confirm.
Stock markets, including the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, will be closed on this day.
Publix stores will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, although some locations may close early. Other grocery stores like Winn Dixie and Aldi will also be open.
Restaurants, major retail stores, and gas stations will generally remain open on MLK Day, and you may even find special sales and discounts at various stores………[read more]
How do the holiday schedules of businesses and institutions, as observed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reflect the intricate connections between consumer demand, employee rights, and societal values?
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