Is School Closed on Presidents' Day in Redwood City and Woodside?

Monday, Feb. 18, is a national holiday. Here's a rundown of what's open, what's closed and where the sales are.

Monday is Presidents' Day, which means kids get a three-day weekend and some grownups have the day off work.

Schools in Redwood City and Woodside are closed Monday; the Redwood City School District even took Friday off, and Woodside Elementary School District gets Monday-Friday off. 

Also closed Monday? City and county offices, the courts, the post office, libraries and banks.

SamTrans will operate regular non-school weekday service on Presidents Day.  

Caltrain will run on a modified schedule on Presidents Day with 44 trains operating between San Francisco and San Jose, including one round-trip to Gilroy. The schedule will include 11 limited-stop trains in the morning and afternoon.

Presidents Day began as a day of remembrance in 1800, the year after President George Washington died. It was observed on Feb. 22, Washington's birthday. The holiday was shifted to the third Monday of February about 50 years ago. Eventually, it was combined with the observance of President Abraham Lincoln's birthday (Feb. 12) and renamed Presidents' Day.

Three-day weekend sales and Presidents' Day deals started cropping up in the 1980s.

This weekend, bargain-hunters can find sales at the Capitola Mall, including Macy's, Sears and Kohl's. The big Patagonia clearance sale is happening at the outlet store on River Street.

There are online sales as well:

  • American Eagle Outfitters: 25% Off + Free Shipping with code 21393551
  • Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic: 15-20% off with your credit card, online code is ONPDAY.
  • Kohl's: Take an additional 30, 20 or 15% off everything; sale on men's wear; 40-50% off various brands including Elle and Rock & Republic; also, get free shipping with Kohl's card with code: LUV2BMVC
  • Macy's: Get $10 off a $75 purchase with code X192B6SU28 or save 15% off a purchase with code PRES
  • Patagonia is discounting its Fall 2012 clothing and gear collection up to 60%. Get free shipping when you spend $75 or more. 
  • Forever21: Up to 75 percent off, through Feb. 20.


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