Monday, Feb. 18 is Presidents' Day and many offices in Fairfax County — including schools — will be closed. The day is intended to honor all U.S. presidents, but most significantly President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln.
Here's a list of what's open and what's closed that we've compiled from the county:
County Government – Closed.
Courts – Closed.
Public Schools and School Offices – Closed.
Library – Closed.
Fairfax Connector – Routes with weekday service operate according to the weekday schedule except routes 335, 394, 395, 585, 595, and 597, which will not operate. These routes do not operate when a holiday weekday schedule is in effect.
Fastran – Not in service.
Park Authority – RECenters open on regular schedules. Nature centers, historic sites and Green Spring Gardens will be closed. Frying Pan Farm Park will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; visitor center open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Community Centers – Closed.
County Trash and Recycling Collection – Regular collection.
This information was provided by Fairfax County. For more information on holiday schedules throughout the year, click here.
In addition to many local government offices being closed, it is also a holiday for federal workers. A note from the Office of Management and Budget states: The holiday is designated as "Washington’s Birthday" in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.