It’s official, folks. According to a Fortune report published on Sept. 2, a long-awaited three-day weekend is hours away and Americans are more than ready to celebrate! It’s Labor Day in the U.S.A., an annual holiday that not only celebrates the American worker and the labor movement, but also marks the unofficial end of the summer season. Observed each year on the first Monday in September, this year’s federal holiday is observed on Sept. 7, 2015.
If you plan to travel this weekend, you won’t be alone. Millions of people will be hitting the road this weekend, due in part to the low prices at the pump. In fact, gas prices haven’t been this cheap during the Labor Day weekend since 2004, according to the AAA. It is estimated that more than 35 million Americans will be travelling at least 50 miles from home this weekend – the highest volume during the same time-frame since 2008.
Whether you plan on attending a colorful parade, relaxing by the beach or enjoying a delicious backyard barbecue, you may be wondering what businesses and offices will be open and closed on Labor Day 2015? The following information is your go-to guide.
Labor Day 2015 Guide
Mail and Packages – In observance of the Labor Day holiday, post offices will be closed and no mail will be delivered. Most Fed Ex services will not be running on Labor Day – although FedEx Customer Critical will be available. UPS service will not be available except for UPS Express Critical.
Governmental Offices and Banks – Public schools, libraries, local governmental offices, state offices, county offices, courts and state motor vehicle agencies will be closed. Most major banks will be closed on Monday in honor of the holiday. While most banks will be closed, many ATMs and online banking alternatives will be available.
Stock Market – In case you want to keep an eye on the market on Monday, you may be out of luck. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NYSE Amex and NASDAQ stock markets will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
Retailers and Restaurants – Some major retailers will be open, some will be closed. Most supermarkets and convenience stores will be open as well. Many restaurants and bars across America will be open on Labor Day. Please check online or call ahead before heading out.
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