State and municipal offices will be closed throughout Rhode Island on Monday as the state marks Victory Day.
Rhode Island is the last state to recognize the holiday.
It marks the Japanese surrender in World War II in 1945, which put an end to the war.
Public buses are operating on a holiday schedule, and trash pickups are delayed a day.
The post office is still delivering mail, and federal offices and most retail stores will be open.
There have been attempts over the years to drop the holiday.
Critics note that the state doesn't celebrate the Allies' victory over Germany a few months before Japan surrendered.