Monday, January 16 marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the year 2023. Just last Friday, the beautiful Embrace monument in Boston Common was unveiled to the public. The 20-foot tall bronze monument recalls the hug between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King after he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 - you can check out our coverage here.
But what does the holiday mean for certain businesses? Well, we can tell you that you won't be able to head into the good 'ol RMV for a license renewal. Unfortunate, we know. Just so you don't go anywhere that's closed, we've compiled a list of common places you may want to know the status of this Monday.
Here's what's open and what's closed on MLK Day:
Federal offices: Closed.
Federal courts: Closed.
Post offices: Closed.
State offices: Closed.
State courts: Closed.
Municipal offices: Closed.
Public schools: Closed.
Trash pickup: Check with your local government or provider. Boston residents can check for pickup delays by searching their address here.
Banks: Most banks will be closed - check with your local bank and review their holiday hours.
Stock market: Closed.
Retail locations: Open, but you may want to check their hours of operation before you go.
Liquor stores: Open.
MBTA: The bus, subway systems, and the RIDE will run on a Saturday schedule. The commuter rail and Ferry will run on a weekday schedule.