Presidents' Day Openings & Closings

Check out what's open and closed in Buckhead and the City of Atlanta for Presidents' Day.

With Valentine's Day just past us, Presidents' Day arrives Monday. The holiday commemorates George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, both born in February, as well as other presidents.

  • Atlanta Public Schools, Pace Academy and The Lovett School will be closed Monday. The Galloway School will still be in session.
  • Because it's a federal holiday, banks will be closed, and mail won't be delivered.
  • Supermarkets, Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza will be open, with some stores holdng Presidents' Day sales.

Washington, the nation's first president and the Revolutionary War leader, was born on Feb. 22, 1732, under the Gregorian or new calendar, or Feb. 11, under the old style Julian calendar used in Britain until 1752, according to About.com.

Lincoln, the president who led the union to victory in the Civil War, was born on Feb. 12, 1809.

In 1971, a law took effect to celebrate both birthdays, and honor all presidents, on the third Monday in February.


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