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What’s Closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Here’s how the following institutions will observe the day.
Stock Market: NASDAQ -> Closed. | NYSE -> Closed. | SIFMA (Bond Market) -> REC. Close.
Offices – Federal, state, county and city: Closed.
Sanitation: Closed. Collection will operate on a one-day delay, with Friday customers receiving collection services Saturday, Jan. 25.
U.S. Postal Service: Closed.
Libraries: Chicago’s system is closed.
According to Lehigh Valley, Many schools will be closed, although some will be in session for a snow make-up day. Some districts are holding teacher in-service days instead, so check with your local school to be sure. Pennsylvania’s liquor stores will also be shut down for the day.
Most retail stores and restaurants will remain open, however.