Wondering what is open and what is closed on Memorial Day? You’re not alone! Here’s a quick list of what is open and closed on Memorial Day: Monday, May 27, 2013:
Most government offices will be closed. Federal, state, county, and city offices will be closed. Post offices will be closed and mail will not be delivered on Memorial Day. Most public buildings such as libraries are closed or may be open only for limited hours.
Most banks will be closed.
Stock markets will be closed.
Most public and private schools will be closed. This includes primary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities.
SOME UPS Stores will be open while others will be closed. UPS observes the Memorial Day holiday, so there will be no pickups or deliveries on May 27.
Most shopping malls and shopping centers will be open normal hours. This includes the anchor stores typically found in malls: Sears, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Belk, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergners, the Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Herberger’s, Younkers, and Nordstrom. Several stores will be featuring Memorial Day sales with discounts, special promotions, and coupon deals.
Most supermarkets and grocery stores will be open normal hours: Kroger, Dillons, King Soopers, Cub, Rainbow Foods, ALDI, Randalls, Dominick’s, Sav-a-Lot, Safeway, Vons, Baker’s, Winn-Dixie, Albertsons, Publix, Food Lion, Gerbes, BI-LO, Harris Teeter, Carrs, Genuardi’s, Jewel-Osco, Meijer, A&P;, Food City, Fry’s, Hy-Vee, Ingles, Cashwise/Coborn’s, Owens, Food4Less, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Hornbacher’s, H-E-B, QFC, Giant Eagle, Shaw’s/Star Market, Raley’s, and Sweetbay.
Most “big box” stores will be open normal hours: Best Buy, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Home Depot, Lowes, PetSmart, Kohl’s, Toys R Us, Costco, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Sam’s Club, Burlington Coat Factory, Old Navy, Staples, Office Max, Office Depot, Target, Trader Joes, SkopKo, Kmart, IKEA, Meijer, Sports Authority, Barnes & Noble, Ross, Menards, Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, Gander Mountain, Big Lots, Dick’s Sporting Goods, PetSmart, etc.
Trash and garbage collection will proceed on normal schedule in most areas.
Most restaurants will be open normal hours.
Buses, trains, subways, and other public transportation will run, but some locations will be on holiday schedule.
In summary, some private businesses observe Memorial Day with special hours of operation or close for the holiday while others do not. Government entities are nearly always closed on Memorial Day.
Enjoy the holiday and the unofficial start of summer. Memorial Day only comes once per year. For 2013, it happens on Monday, May 27.