What's Open and Closed on Martin Luther King Day

Monday, January 20, 2020
Dr. Martin Luther King. National Archives photo.

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many services and organizations are closed/unavailable.

Closed on Martin Luther King Day

  • Schools
  • Municipal and federal offices
  • United States Post Office
  • Public libraries
  • Most banks
  • Stock markets

Open on Monday, January 21, 2019

  • Restaurants and bars
  • Convenience stores, gas stations and retail stores
  • Movie theaters

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday was first signed into law in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan.  It would be another 17 years before all 50 states celebrated the Federal holiday. 

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