Presidents Day is this Monday, February 17. 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.
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 before you make that drive.
All courts are closed—federally, statewide and locally.
Most public and private schools are closed. So here’s the perfect time to explore Birmingham. Have you checked out the Birmingham Zoo since its renovations? They’re having a hands-on learning camp from 8:30AM-3:30PM. How about checking out that new restaurant you’ve been dying to try?
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.
If you’re off work or out of school Monday, enjoy the long weekend! Hopefully the sun’s shining and you can explore the great outdoors. If that’s not your speed, 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!