What is Presidents Day? According to USA Today, "Presidents Day was initially established in 1879 to celebrate the birthday of the nation's first president, George Washington. In fact, the holiday was even simply called "Washington's Birthday," which is still how the federal government refers to it, the Department of State explains. Presidents Day has since come to represent a day to recognize and celebrate all of the United States commanders-in-chief."  Presidents Day is the third Monday of February, in this case, it is today, February 19th, 2024.


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What is CLOSED Today in New Jersey for Presidents Day (via NorthJersey.com)


Schools: Some schools will be closed however some may be open. Some school districts may take this entire week as "Winter Recess". The best thing is to check your school district's website for their calendar to see if your children have off.

Mail Delivery: In observance of Presidents Day the U.S. Postal Service will be closed today. Additionally, "FedEx delivery service and offices will be open on President's Day with the exception of FedEx Express which will operate under modified services. UPS will also run their deliverers as expected."

Banks: Most Banks will be CLOSED. However, check with your bank to see whether they will be open.

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission: All New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Center will be closed on Presidents Day. "Normal hours will resume from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. the following day."

New Jersey Transit: According to NorthJersey.com "NJ Transit provides a Presidents Day guide that details which buses and trains will be operating on the federal holiday. Some buses are on a holiday schedule, others on a weekend schedule, some will not be in service while others run a regular shift."

New York Waterway: NY Waterway ferries will operate on a Sunday schedule on Presidents Day. No NJ shuttle service will operate today.

Public Libraries: Many public libraries will be closed today for Presidents Day. The best bet is to check with your library for exact operating hours.

New Jersey State Offices: With the exception of some emergencies, most state courts are closed today. In addition, other state agencies will be closed today.


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If you have any questions about what stores or businesses are closed, simply reach out to those organizations for exact calendar closure dates.


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