Depending on which side of the Potomac you live, you will find a lot of government offices closed Monday either in observance of the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. or in commemoration of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
District of Columbia and Maryland state government offices, on the north side of the river, will be closed for King's birthday. Virginia state offices, on the south bank, will close for Lee-Jackson Day.
The Federal government will remain open, but many agencies plan King-related observances. A Civil Service Commission spokesman said, "We feel confident that supervisors will authorize use of annual leave wherever possible for those who wish to take it."
Stores, banks and post offices will have normal hours on Monday, according to the retail bureau of the Washington Metropolitan Board of Trade.
Metro buses and trains will run on regular weekday schedules.
The D.C. Police Department's traffic enforcement division, however, says it will consider Monday a holiday, meaning weekday parking restrictions will be lifted, and you won't have to put a dime in the parking meter.
Elsewhere in the city, all D.C. government offices will be closed except emergency and essential services. Trash collections scheduled for Monday and Tuesday will be delayed one day. Public schools will be closed.
D.C. libraries will also be closed, but a ceremony commemorating the slain Martin Luther King will be held at 10 a.m. at the main D.C. library building at 9th and G Streets NW that bears his name.
In the suburbs, some jurisdictions will close down partially, some entirely - for King in Maryland and for Lee and Jackson in Virginia. Here is a breakdown by county and major cities:
Montgomery: County government offices open, public schools closed. Liberal leave policy for county employees.
Prince George's: County government offices closed except libraries. Public schools open. Regular trash pickup. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission closed. Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission open.
Fairfax: County government offices and public schools open. Courts closed.
Arlington: County government offices and public schools open. Courts closed.
Alexandria: City government offices and public schools open. Courts closed.
Fairfax City: Government offices closed but normal trash collections.Schools open.
Falls Church: City government offices and public schools open. Courts closed.
Vienna: Town hall closed, but Town Council's work session will be held in the evening as scheduled. No trash pickup.
Loudoun: County government offices closed. Public schools open.
Prince William: County government offices closed. Public schools and libraries open.
Howard: County government offices closed. Public schools open. Trash pickup on the next regularly scheduled day.
Anne Arundel: County government offices closed. Public schools open. Trash pickup on next regularly scheduled day.