Presidents Day 2019: What’s open and closed, post office, Costco, mail delivery, UPS, courts

When is Presidents Day?

Presidents Day in 2019 falls on Monday, Feb. 18. It is a state and federal holiday observed on the third Monday of February each year.


Though the official name of the holiday is Washington’s Birthday, the day has been widely known as Presidents Day since the mid-1980s.

It was one of several holidays moved to a Monday as part of Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1971, put in place to give federal employees more three-day weekends. Presidents Day can be fall anywhere between Feb. 15 and Feb, 21.

George Washington’s actual birthday is Feb. 22.

Eleven states don’t observe Presidents Day in February – Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.