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Memorial Day 2018: What's open, what's closed? Banks, shops, post office, grocery stores



Remembrance Day is a time to honor those who lost their lives in ministry. To honor these heroes, a number of shops and almost all government offices are closed.

Memorial Day, which falls on Monday, May 28 of this year, is a federal and state holiday.

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day dates back to after the Civil War, when people began to honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Act, which envisaged the last Monday in May as Memorial Day in 1968.

Here you can see what will be open and closed Monday:

Federal offices – Closed

State offices ̵

1; Closed

Courts – Closed [MunicipalityandDistrictOffice – Most are closed

Postal Services – There will be no mail delivery on Monday and the post offices are closed

UPS – UPS will not be picked up or delivered on Monday

Fed Ex – Most FedEx services will be closed. Many FedEx offices will be working on modified holidays.

Banks and financial markets – Most banks will be closed. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq are closed.

Garbage – Most refuse collection is delayed. Contact your local supplier.

Shopping malls and shops – Most are open

Grocery stores – Most are open. Publix, Target, Kroger and Walmart are open on Memorial Day.

Pharmacies – Most are open. Some will work during the holiday season, so check with your local store.


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