What’s open and what’s closed in Birmingham on Presidents Day, Feb. 18, 2019

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Still wondering how this happened… Photo from Unsplash

Presidents Day is this Monday, February 18. It’s officially called “Washington’s Birthday” to commemorate George Washington, the first U.S. president. So, how does this impact your Monday in Birmingham?  Keep reading to find out.

Presidents Day

In case you were wondering, Washington’s birthday is actually Feb. 22, 1732.  In 1968 the Uniform Holiday Bill passed and now it’s celebrated the third Monday in February. Because it is a federal holiday, some businesses will be closed.  Bham Now is here to help you navigate what’s open and closed this President’s Day in Birmingham:

City, county offices

Jefferson County offices are closed. Contact your county office for closure info.

Federal and state offices

All are closed for the holiday.


Need to drop off a package or ship something this week? The U.S. Postal Service will be *closed* Monday, but UPS and FedEx are open.


It depends on what bank you use, but most are closed. Make sure to call ahead or check online.

The red, white and blue beauty. Photo from Unsplash


All courts are closed—federally, statewide and locally.


Most public and private schools are closed. So plan a fun field-trip to The Zoo or McWane Science Center to make the most of the time off!


Presidents Day sales are in full swing, so start planning the shopping spree. Stop by the Riverchase Galleria, The Summit or the Outlet Shops of Grand River to take advantage of discounts.


Compete in a virtual Presidents day 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon for a good cause.

Honest Abe hanging out at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Photo from Unsplash

If you’re off work or out of school Monday, enjoy the long weekend! Catch up on interesting reads like the most iconic times presidents visited the Magic City or how the conception of Black History Month is connected to Presidents Day!

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