What’s Open & Closed Today for MLK Day 2021 (+Virtual Events)
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
- FedEx & UPS
- Regular garbage collection
- Retail stored
- Grocery stores
- Liquor stores
- Metro Bus
Virtual Minnesota MLK Day Events Today
- Minneapolis' Powderhorn Neighborhood MLK Celebration: 10:00 AM (Learn More & Register)
- MPLS Community College "We Are All MLK: 11:30 AM (Learn More & Register)
- SCSU's 'MLK Everyday' Conversation wit Jefferey Robinson: 12:30 PM (Learn More & Register)
- Hands on Twin Cities' Volunteerism a Bold Conversation: 1:00 PM (Learn More & Register)
- U of M Martin Luther King Tribute: 3:00 PM (Learn More & Register)
- MN Historical Society's 'Acting on MLK's Call': 4:30 PM (Learn More & Register)
- Minneapolis Parks MLK Celebration: 6:30 PM (Learn More & Register)
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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