What’s open and closed on Labor Day? What to know about post offices, schools, bank hours

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Labor Day is Monday.

Unlike Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, most major retailers and grocery stores will be open on the federal holiday, dedicated to the achievements of American workers and held annually on the first Monday of September.

However, some postal services and banks will be either scaled back or closed down, while manstudents and workers will get the day off.

How can you check if stores in your area will be open on the Labor Day? Will you be able to go to the grocery store for a last minute barbecue ingredient? 

Here’s what you need to know about what’s open and closed Monday:

Schools  

Most public and private schools are closed on Labor Day, but if you’re wondering about your child’s school, check their individual school or school district calendars.  

USPS, FedEx, UPS

Post offices will be closed on Monday, and the U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail or packages.  

FedEx offices will have modified hours on Monday, and some office locations will be closed. Customers should contact their local FedEx office for Labor Day hours, according to the company. Most of its shipping services will also be closed, including its home delivery.  

UPS store locations will be closed on Monday, and it will not be offering pickup or delivery services. 

But critical services, including FedEx Custom Critical and UPS Express Critical will continue operating on Monday, according to the companies.  

Banks 

Most banks will be closed on Labor Day, but ATMs and bank mobile apps may be available for some services. Federal Reserve Banks will also be closed on Monday.  

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Stock markets  

American financial markets, including the New York Stock Exchange, will be closed on Monday. Exchanges operated by Nasdaq Inc. will also be closed on Labor Day.

CVS, Walgreens 

You should check with your local pharmacy before shopping on Labor Day.

Stores such as CVS, Walgreens and others will be open, though hours may vary. 

Grocery stores 

Most grocery stores in the U.S. are open on Labor Day.

But their business hours may be adjusted on the holiday, so check with your local store before planning a grocery trip by calling or searching their website for their hours of operations. Grocery delivery services such as Instacart or Shipt may also be available.  

Costco’s U.S. warehouses are closed on Labor Day.  

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Surjo Das

Surjo Das is a Digital Media Publisher and freelance copywriter. He has been working in the publishing industry for over 5 years now, holding various positions at different publishing houses Worldwide. His work experience includes managing marketing campaigns, content development, and website maintenance for various industries including healthcare, IT, finance, and education. He also offers to ghostwrite services to help aspiring authors get their books published while maintaining creative control over the project.

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By Surjo Das

Surjo Das

Surjo Das is a Digital Media Publisher and freelance copywriter. He has been working in the publishing industry for over 5 years now, holding various positions at different publishing houses Worldwide. His work experience includes managing marketing campaigns, content development, and website maintenance for various industries including healthcare, IT, finance, and education. He also offers to ghostwrite services to help aspiring authors get their books published while maintaining creative control over the project.

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