Presidents Day 2022, also known as Washington’s Birthday, is Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. It’s a day dedicated to celebrating all U.S. presidents, past and present.
The holiday was originally established in 1885 to celebrate President George Washington’s birthday after his death. The day became known as Presidents Day when it became part of the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which was an attempt to create more three-day weekends for federal employees.
Here is everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Presidents Day 2022.
Yes. Presidents Day is the third federal and state holiday of the year.
It is one of several holidays in which the date changes each year in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Others include Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Columbus Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day.
No, all United States Postal Service offices will be closed.
There will be no regular mail delivery on Presidents Day. Only Priority Mail Express will be delivered.
Most banks will not be open.
The following banks are scheduled to be closed on Presidents Day:
There is only one major bank that is scheduled to stay open on Presidents Day:
Most supermarkets will be open. Shoppers should ultimately check with their local supermarket for specific information.
The following major supermarkets will be open with regular hours on Presidents Day:
- Acme (7 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
- Aldi (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
- BJ’s Wholesale Club (9 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- Costco (10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
- Foodtown (varies by store)
- Lidl (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- ShopRite (varies by store)
- Stop & Shop (7 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- Target (8 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- Trader Joe’s (8 a.m.- 9 p.m.)
- Walmart (6 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
- Wegmans (6 a.m. – midnight)
- Whole Foods (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
Most chain restaurants should be open on Presidents Day, including McDonald’s and Starbucks, according to HolidayShoppingHours.com.
For local, non-chain restaurants, patrons should ultimately check with the restaurant for specific information.
All major retail stores and malls should be open, along with most shopping centers, according to HolidayShoppingHours.com.
To see a list of some of the more popular store opening and closing times, click here.
Presidents Day is one of the more popular federal holidays for retailers to hold massive online sales. Here is a list of some of the bigger retailers holding sales:
Most schools are closed on Presidents Day 2022, which is a federal holiday.
In New Jersey, most schools are closed on Presidents Day, and some are even closed on the Friday before the holiday.
It is up to the public district or private school to decide, however, so we recommend checking with your local school to see if it is open or closed. The most accurate information likely will be on the school or district’s website.
Additionally, all New Jersey state offices and courts will be closed.
NJ Transit will operate on either a weekday, Saturday or holiday schedule depending on your route. PATH will operate on a modified Saturday schedule, while SEPTA will operate on a modified weekday schedule.
For NJ Transit, riders should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to double-check arrival and departure times.
The next federal holiday is Memorial Day on Monday, May. 31.
For more information about the history of Presidents Day, check out the video below:
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