What's open and closed on Memorial Day? What to know about mail delivery, store hours

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Memorial Day is Monday.

The holiday that honors soldiers who died during service to the United States is observed on May 30 this year. Though 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 work or school on Memorial Day, you might be wondering whether your bank will be open, if you’ll get mail and more.

How can you check if stores in your area will be open on the national holiday? 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 on Memorial Day.

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USPS, FedEx

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

Schools

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

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 Memorial Day.

CVS, Walgreens

You should check with your local store before shopping on Memorial Day.

Stores such as CVS, Walgreens and others will be open, though hours may vary. You can check out other stores that will be open on Memorial Day here.

Grocery stores

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

Contributing: Camille Fine, Madison Durham

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 2022 Memorial Day weekend: What's open and closed? What about mail?

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