Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday falling on the third Monday of every January.
The day, also celebrating King's birthday, honors his legacy and shines a light on civil rights. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was approved as a federal holiday in 1983. Since then, many individuals and businesses have used to day to give back through public service.
Here’s a look at what is open and closed on Jan. 15:
Is the post office open?
No. The U.S. Postal Service is closed in observance of MLK Day.
Will mail be delivered?
Is the bank open?
Is the stock market open?
The New York Stock Exchange is closed and most U.S. exchanges will also close.
Are grocery stores open?
Yes, most are open.
Are retail stores open?
Yes, most are open and some offer sales on the holiday.
Is the DMV open?
It's up to individual states — but no. Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the U.S. are closed, according to USA TODAY research. Some offices, including those in Connecticut, will also close early on Jan. 12 and close Jan. 13.
Are courts open?
Will garbage be picked up on MLK Day?
Clarification: A photo with an earlier version of this article has been updated.