What is Presidents Day 2019?
Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732. It can occur on the 15th through the 21st of February inclusive.
Colloquially, the day is also now widely known as Presidents' Day and is often an occasion to honor the incumbent president and all persons who have served as president, not just George Washington.
The day is a state holiday in most states, with official names including Washington's Birthday, Presidents' Day, President's Day, and Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday.Depending upon the specific law, the state holiday might officially celebrate Washington alone, Washington and Abraham Lincoln (whose birthday is February 12), or some other combination of U.S. presidents (such as Washington and the third president Thomas Jefferson, who was born in April).
When is Presidents Day 2019?
Presidents Day 2019 is on Monday, February 18, 2019
Dates for Presidents Day to 2025
- Presidents Day 2019 - February 18, 2019 - Monday
- Presidents Day 2020 - February 17, 2020 - Monday
- Presidents Day 2021 - February 15, 2021 - Monday
- Presidents Day 2022 - February 21, 2022 - Monday
- Presidents Day 2023 - February 20, 2023 - Monday
- Presidents Day 2024 - February 19, 2024 - Monday
- Presidents Day 2025 - February 17, 2025 - Monday
Which businesses that will and won't be closed on Feb. 18?
The United States Postal Service will not deliver mail on Presidents Day, but UPS and FedEx will operate as usual.
Most banks, including Federal Reserve Banks and Wells Fargo, will be closed. TD Bank will be open Presidents Day.
Most public schools will be closed to observe the federal holiday, and many private schools will do the same. Some schools might be in session to make up for weather-related cancellations.
The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and bond markets will be closed.
Trash pickup will vary. Check with your local provider.
Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the U.S. will be closed.
Courts will not be in session.
Most department stores and retail shops will be open, many offering Presidents Day sales. Most restaurants will also remain open.
Most grocery stores will be open.