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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