This federal holiday is observed in the United States to honor the 45 commanders-in-chief who have served our nation. George Washington was the first president, and the holiday falls on or near his February 22 birthday. It is also commonly known as Washington's Birthday. This year, Presidents Day falls on Monday, Feb. 21. Most private sector employees will be off work, and some businesses will close for the holiday. The third Monday of February is known as Presidents Day. Most businesses and government agencies will be closed on this day, as will most banks and post offices. As Presidents Day falls on the first day of midwinter recess, some businesses and services will be less busy than usual. For example, the US Post Office will not deliver residential or business mail on this day. However, UPS and FedEx Ground will be open on this holiday. While most government agencies and private businesses will be closed on this day, many will still be open.
The New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ will be open, though most banks will be closed. The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail on Presidents Day. Priority Mail Express will deliver mail as usual. All federal and state courts will also be closed on this day. You can expect to see fewer employees in the office on this day, so you'll have plenty of time to do other things on your free time.