Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018: What’s open, closed on MLK Day, banks, USPS, FedEx, Schools, colleges
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018 is finally here. A human rights stalwart, who changed the face of the United States, through his unimaginably hard struggle, sacrifices, is remembered by a thankful nation on this day.
While we know that things are not quite as good as he might have imagined for the nation and destructive powers within the nation are working overtime to derail the democracy, human rights and equality so cherished by the common Americans, without martin Luther King Jr, we would have been far worse.
Nonetheless we need to remain vigilant against the forces that are trying to take away our freedom and equality and send us back a century back when we were badly divided on racial and sectarian basis.
Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday remembering the life and accomplishments of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
The day is filled with all sorts of commemorative programs attended by a multitude of people. Neighborhoods events are organized across the country.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation designating every third Monday in January as Martin Luther King Day — commonly abbreviated as MLK Day.
Many institutions remain close on this day. Here we take a look at what’s open and what’s closed.
On MLK Day stores and leading malls will remain open throughout the day. Nonetheless, just to make it sure that they are open, please check with the stores before venturing out of the comforts of your homes.
Is U.S. Postal Service open on MLK Day?
This is one thing that will remain shut. The U.S. Postal Service will remain shut on MLK Day 2018 and USPS will not be delivering regular mail. Nonetheless, its Priority Mail Express will be functional.
Are banks closed today on MLK day?
All the leading banks will remain close today. Stock markets to will be closed in observance of the holiday, and any transactions made on Monday will be posted the following day.
Are schools closed today on MLK day?
It must be stressed here that all the schools also will be closed, including elementary schools, middle schools, high schools as well as colleges and universities in most of the state as it is a national holiday.