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Martin Luther King Day: Business hours

Martin Luther King Day is a federally recognized holiday, with many businesses or institutions remaining closed.

small chalkboard saying "Martin Luther King Jr. day" next to a potted plant and American flag

While federal business usually close, restaurants and stores are typically open with sales for the holiday.

Smaller businesses may opt to close in honor of the holiday.

Federal institutions like schools, USPS, and banks stay closed.

Every third Monday of January is MLK Day, which was first observed in 1986 after being signed into law in 1983.


Mail and package delivery on Martin Luther King Day

There is no mail from the United States Postal Service this day.

Post Offices will remain closed.

UPS and FedEx will continue to deliver packages.


Grocery and retails stores on Martin Luther King Day

Major grocery stores will remain open, but check the store hours.

Major retailers are open as well.

Some stores have shortened or changed their hours to accommodate low staffing and COVID-19 spreading.

Restaurants on MLK Day

Most restaurants will be open for the holiday.

Check the business’ hours before heading out.

Starbucks has reported that some locations will have shortened hours.

Weather will not deter Geneva Dr. MLK observance

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