Martin Luther King Jr. Day: What is open, what is closed

What is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that honors the slain civil rights leader.

Because it is a federal holiday, most federal and state employees have the day off. In addition, most federal and state services and offices, such as the U.S. Postal Service and your state’s department of motor vehicles, will be closed.

Here are some other closings you need to know about.

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What is closed:

The court system is closed.

The U.S. Postal Service is closed.

Most banks are closed.

The stock market is closed.

Most schools are closed.

The Department of Motor Vehicles and other state departments are closed.

What is open:

Most retail stores are open.

Most restaurants are open.

Most grocery stores are open.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 15: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is shown in the early morning light on Martin Luther King Day January 15, 2018 in Washington DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 15: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is shown in the early morning light on Martin Luther King Day January 15, 2018 in Washington DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)