MLK Day: What’s open, what’s closed

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., left, who heads the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses a capacity crowd from the pulpit at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1968. Discussing his proposed demonstrations at the capital, tentatively set for June 15, Dr. King said “We’re not coming to tear Washington apart. We’re coming to […]

(WWLP) – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday, which has been observed since the 1980s. Government offices and schools are closed in honor of the fallen civil rights leader and champion of nonviolence. Many private businesses, however, remain open. Here is a look at what is open, and what is closed, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

  • Banks: Most closed
  • Courts: Closed
  • Federal Offices: Closed
  • Libraries: Closed
  • Malls: Open regular hours
  • Municipal Offices: Closed
  • Post Office: Closed, no mail delivery
  • Public Transit: See below for changes
  • Registry of Motor Vehicles: Closed
  • Restaurants: Open
  • Retail Stores: Open
  • Schools: Closed
  • State Offices: Closed
  • Stock Market: Closed

Public transit services will either be unavailable, or running at reduced service; depending on which transit authority you use

  • BRTA: No service
  • FRTA: No service
  • PVTA: Routes operating on Sunday service.

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