What’s open + what’s closed on Presidents’ Day 2023

City Federal, presidents' day
City Federal deserves the spotlight this Presidents’ Day. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Presidents’ Day is this Monday, February 20. Because it’s a federal holiday, some businesses will be closed, but Bham Now is here to help you navigate what’s open and closed.

Presidents’ day

(Katherine Bouma)

Did you know it’s officially called “Washington’s Birthday” to commemorate George Washington, the first US president? Although Washington’s birthday was February 22, 1732, a bill was passed in 1968 to celebrate the third Monday in February.

City, county, federal + state offices

All city, county, federal and state offices will be closed on Monday, February 20 to observe Presidents’ Day.

Mail centers

  • USPS will not deliver mail
  • FedEx will offer modified services
  • UPS will operate fully

Banks + courts

Banks are generally closed on Presidents’ Day, but ATMs will still be available. The Jefferson county courthouses will be closed.


Public and most private schools are closed for the holiday.

Shopping + sales

Not only are stores open for business on Presidents Day, but many have fantastic deals. Here are a few to check out these shopping centers on Monday, February 20:

Things to do

vulcan trail
Some of the best views in the city are found on the Vulcan trail. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Looking for fun activities to do since your kiddos won’t be in school? Here are fun ways to celebrate Presidents’ Day:

Learn about why Presidents’ Day is so special to Madison County.

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Emma Johnston
Emma Johnston
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