Martin Luther King Jr. Day: What’s Open, What’s Closed

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a U.S. federal holiday that will be observed Monday, Jan. 15, which was the late civil rights leader’s birthday.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a civil rights march in Washington, D.C.

In addition to federal offices, some other governmental offices and courts will be closed.

Here is a list of what will be closed (or open) in our area Monday.


  • Commonwealth offices and courts
  • Social Security Administration offices
  • PennDOT driver’s license service centers (also closed Saturday, Jan. 13)
  • Northampton County offices and courts
  • Saucon Valley School District schools
  • U.S. Postal Service (no mail delivery)
  • Hellertown Area Library
  • Most banks and major financial institutions


  • Pennsylvania wine and spirits stores (if normally open on a Monday)
  • Borough of Hellertown municipal offices*
  • Lower Saucon Township municipal offices
  • Most retail stores and restaurants
  • FedEx and UPS delivery and pickup services

*Note: The Hellertown Borough Council meeting normally scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. will instead be held Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at Borough Hall.

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About Josh Popichak
Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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