Washington's Birthday will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 17.

The holiday was first enacted by Congress in 1879 to mark George Washington's birthday on Feb. 22 and later moved to the third Monday in February in 1968. While the name of the federal holiday remains Washington's Birthday, it is more often referred to as Presidents Day to include the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on Feb. 12.

In Massachusetts, the holiday is "unrestricted" in that businesses may open at will without permits or special pay provisions.

Closed:
Federal, state and local offices; no mail delivery.
Stock market Banks

Most public libraries will be closed
Colleges and schools (most schools are on winter break for the week)

Open:
BRTA running
Restaurants and bars
Convenience stores
Retail stores
Most offices and businesses