Memorial Day is Monday.
The holiday that honors soldiers who have died while serving in the United States is celebrated on May 30 this year. Although its roots date back to the Civil War, it was declared a national holiday in 1971.
While many people across the country will have the day off or school on Remembrance Day, you may be wondering if your bank will be open, if you’ll receive mail and more.
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Here’s what you need to know about what’s open and closed on Memorial Day.
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Post offices will be closed on Monday and the US Postal Service will not deliver mail or packages.
FedEx offices will have modified hours on Monday and some offices will be closed. Customers should contact their local FedEx office for Memorial Day hours, according to the company. Most of its shipping services will also be closed, including its door-to-door delivery.
UPS stores will be closed on Monday and will not offer pickup or delivery services.
But critical services, including FedEx Custom Critical and UPS Express Critical, will continue to operate Monday, the companies said.
Most banks will be closed on Memorial Day, but ATMs and mobile banking apps may be available for some services. Federal Reserve banks will also be closed on Monday.
Many public and private schools are closed on Memorial Day, but if you’re wondering about your child’s school, check their school or school district calendars.
US financial markets, including the New York Stock Exchange, will be closed on Monday. Stock exchanges operated by Nasdaq Inc. will also be closed on Memorial Day.
You should check with your local store before shopping on Memorial Day.
Stores such as CVS, Walgreens and others will be open, although hours may vary. You can check out other stores that will be open on Memorial Day here.
Most grocery stores in the United States are open on Memorial Day.
But their hours of operation may be adjusted during holidays, so check with your local store before planning a grocery trip by calling or searching their website for their hours of operation. Grocery delivery services such as Instacart or Shipt may also be available.
Costco’s U.S. warehouses are closed on Memorial Day.
Contributor: Camille Fine, Madison Durham