Monday is President's Day. We pause to honor  past presidents. What is open and closed today?

It began in the 1800's to honor our first President, George Washington who was born on February 22nd. But it's now celebrated to also honor Abraham Lincoln. In fact Congress passed a measure in the 1960's called the Uniform Monday Holiday Act to set a series of Mondays as Federal Holidays.

The Uniform Monday Holiday Act also included a provision to combine the celebration of Washington’s Birthday with Abraham Lincoln’s, which had been a state holiday in Illinois. Groups eventually agreed to put the two days together as one federal holiday.

Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. It's held on the 3rd Monday of February each year.

Here's what's closed:

Postal Service

There will be no postal delivery on Monday. But private companies like UPS and FedEx will still operate.

Banks

Most banks will be closed for the holiday.

Schools 

Caddo schools are closed February 19-21st for President's Day and winter break. Bossier schools are closed Monday for the holiday. DeSoto schools are closed all week for winter break.

Stock markets

The New York Stock Exchange is closed for the day.

Garbage

No garbage pickup on Monday in Shreveport, but recycling will be picked up. Monday pickup has been moved to Tuesday. Bossier City will have garbage collection on Monday.

Courts

Federal and state courts are closed for the day. Bossier District Court is closed Monday. Caddo District Court is also closed for President's Day.

Military

President's Day is also a holiday for the military. Many units will perform 21 gun salutes on Monday in honor of past Presidents.