Holiday closings Monday

Published 10:51 am Friday, February 17, 2017

Washington’s Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732.

The day is also now widely known as Presidents’ Day and is often an occasion to remember all the presidents.

The day is a state holiday in most states, with official names including Washington’s Birthday, Presidents’ Day, President’s Day, and Washington’s and Lincoln’s Birthday. In Mississippi, it’s still officially called Washington’s Birthday, according to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office website.

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Here in the LOU community, Oxford city, Lafayette County and federal offices will be closed Monday due to the Washington’s Birthday holiday.

U.S. Post Offices will be closed.

The Oxford-Lafayette County Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday.

Parking around the Square will be free on Monday. The Oxford-University Transit buses will be running their normal schedule.

Garbage collection will continue as scheduled on Monday in both the city and the county.

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors regular meeting will be at 8 a.m. Tuesday instead of Monday due to the holiday, at the Lafayette County Chancery Building.

The Oxford EAGLE will be publishing and the office will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.