Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national holiday  -- so like other federal observation days, some things will be open as normal, and some will be closed.

Martin Luther King Day is observed on the third Monday of January each year. King's birthday is January 15. 2021 would have marked MLK's 92nd birthday.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 many celebrations honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. will be virtual this year.


  • U.S. Postal Service (No mail delivery.)
  • Federal government offices (might be hard to tell).
  • State government offices
  • City government offices
  • Most libraries
  • Most banks
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  • Malls
  • FedEx & UPS
  • Regular garbage collection
  • Retail stored
  • Grocery stores
  • Liquor stores
  • Metro Bus

Virtual Minnesota MLK Day Events Today

The first federal MLK Day was observed in January 1986, but many states didn't take part. The last state to adopt the MLK Day? New Hampshire, in 1999.

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