Labor Day Monday 2015 falls on September 7, offering a day off for many with this three-day weekend also signaling the unofficial ending of the summer season. Monday holidays can be confusing as far as what businesses are open or closed, like the post office, banks, the stock markets, schools and liquor stores. Bus and train schedules and garbage pickups are also things you might want to check on as far as services during this Labor Day Monday holiday.
This Monday is a federal holiday, which means most government offices will be closed. This year Labor Day Monday falls on September 7, which is a full week later than last year’s holiday. Other than the federal, state and local government offices, many of the other businesses have the option to open or close at the owner’s discretion, according to The Boston Globe on September 5.
Most banks are closed for the holiday, but some banks may be open, like the ones that you find inside the grocery stores and retail stores. You would need to call ahead to see if your bank is open, but don’t get your hopes up as the majority of banks are not open on Labor Day Monday.
The U.S. Post Office is closed on Labor Day Monday. There is no mail delivery on Monday, except for Express delivery only. Stock Markets are closed Monday.
Liquor stores will open or stay closed depending on the state you live in and at the owner’s discretion in those states that allow liquor sales on Labor Day Monday. The majority of the states allow the sale of beer and liquor on Labor Day, but some do not.
Connecticut and Massachusetts stores are open, but state liquor stores in Pennsylvania are closed, according to the Tribune Live. Liquor stores in Utah are also closed for the Labor Day Monday 2015 holiday according to the state’s website.
You can check here at Liquor Laws by State for your state’s holiday closings. Even though many liquor stores will open on Labor Day Monday, they may be operating on reduced hours for the holiday, so check ahead.
There is no garbage pickup for the majority of municipals on Labor Day Monday. You need to check with your town or city for their schedule. Most towns and cities push the garbage pickup a day ahead, but you need to check your town or city to be sure.
Schools are closed Monday September 7. While most kids are already back in school, they get their first three-day weekend rather early in the school year thanks to Labor Day.
Federal, state and local government offices are closed on Monday. This includes libraries, the registry of motor vehicles and museums run by the federal, state and local governments. Courts are also closed for the holiday.
The majority of retail stores, malls, restaurants, grocery stores and convenience stores are open. Some will run on Sunday or holiday hours, so it’s a good idea to check on the hours of operation for your destination before heading out.
MBTA will run a Sunday schedule for Labor Day Monday on their commuter rail, buses and subways. You will need to check with your local mass transit website for their Monday holiday schedule. Many are running holiday or Sunday schedules, so you will need to check before venturing out.
The MTA is also operating on a Sunday schedule for the Monday holiday, but they do have some different schedules for the ferry service and the Staten Island railway, so click on the link above to check their website.