Memorial Day Holiday Hours for USPS, Stores: What’s Open and Closed?
About 37 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles this Memorial Day weekend, according to American Automobile Association. Some individuals and families are planning to travel as COVID-19 restrictions and mask warrants for those vaccinated have eased since last year.
Whether you are on the go or staying at home, be aware that some regular shops and services may be closed this weekend. Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971. It was originally known as Decoration Day, a Civil War-era tradition in which loved ones decorated soldiers’ graves at the end. of May. Today, he pays tribute to the fallen soldiers in uniform.
Grocery stores and restaurants
Large grocery stores will remain open although their normal opening hours may be adjusted. You can check your local grocery store’s website for their hours of operation. Another option would be Amazon Fresh, Shipt, or Instacart, which delivers groceries even on Memorial Day. However, Costco Wholesale will be closed on Monday.
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The United States Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS will not deliver mail. Although critical services such as FedEx Custom Review and UPS Express Review will continue to operate. Depending on the location, some FedEx offices will remain open and operate at modified hours.
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Convenience stores such as Walgreens and CVS will be open at modified hours depending on location. Gas stations with convenience stores such as Wawa and QuickTrip will remain open.
The New York stock exchange, The Nasdaq and bond markets will be closed on Monday. However, foreign markets will remain open.
While most banks will be closed, bank ATMs and mobile apps can perform general banking transactions. Federal reserve banks will also be closed.
If not already done during summer vacation, most private and public schools will be closed on Memorial Day.
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