Presidents' Day on Monday is a federal holiday. It is always the third Monday of February and is always the first Monday of the February school vacation week for public school students.
The day is designed to honor Washington – whose birthday is officially Feb. 22 – as well as all other U.S. presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12. “Washington’s Birthday” was made a federal holiday in 1885.
Here’s a look at some of what is open and what is closed on Monday. As always, it is best to call ahead.
Danvers Town Hall: Closed
Peabody Institute Library: Closed.
U.S. Post Offices and mail delivery: Both the main branch on Conant Street and Hathorne post office are closed on Monday. There is no mail delivery.
Trash pickup: No trash pickup, pickup is delayed by one day all week.
Banks: Most banks in Danvers are closed, including Bank of America, People’s United Bank and Salem Five.
MBTA commuter rail: Buses and commuter rail trains will operate on a Saturday schedule.
Danvers Public Schools: All schools closed for Presidents Day and it is the first day of February vacation.
Supermarkets, convenience store, pharmacies, restaurants and other retail businesses: Many local businesses are open regular hours, but it is always good to call ahead. Use Danvers Patch’s business directory to look up contact information for any local businesses.
Liquor Stores: Allowed to be open, by law. Call ahead.