Labor Day 2015: What’s Open, What’s Closed On The Last Big Weekend Of Summer

What’s open and what’s closed on Labor Day 2015? Observed on Monday, September 7, there is always confusion over what businesses are open on the annual federal holiday.

It’s a regular work day for many people across the nation, with many retailers, restaurants, and movie theaters open for business on Monday. However, most federal offices, the U.S. post office, the stock market, schools, and most banks will be closed on Labor Day.

If you need last minute cookout supplies for your end-of-summer party, Saving Advice reports that Walmart, Target, and many other retailers will be open regular business hours on Monday, with the exception of Costco. Most chain grocery stores including Stop and Shop, Kroeger, and Winn Dixie will also be open on the holiday, but call ahead in case they have special holiday hours.

According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Labor Day is one of 10 federal holidays. Most non-essential employees will have the day off. The DMV, Social Security, the IRS, and other government offices will be closed on September 7 and reopen on Tuesday, September 8.

All U.S. Post Office locations will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery on Monday. Service resumes on Tuesday. If you need to ship a package, you’re out of luck. Not only will the USPS close down for the holiday, both FedEx and UPS report that they will not be doing home or business deliveries on the holiday. The only exception is USP Express Critical and FEDEX Custom critical deliveries.

Need to get to the bank this weekend? GO Banking Rates reporting that the majority of banks in the United States will close their doors on Labor Day. If you bank at big banks like Chase, Capitol One, Citizens, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, or even a smaller credit union, chances are they won’t be open. In the past, some grocery store branches were open limited hours on the holiday, but you may have better luck doing your transactions using an online banking app or at the ATM.

Most malls will be open on Monday, with many retailers offering special holiday deals throughout the weekend. Take advantage of sites like Retail Me Not and Brad’s Deals to get the heads up on the best holiday sales.

If a cookout or a day at the beach isn’t your thing, most chain restaurants like Olive Garden, Applebee’s, TGI Friday’s, and Cracker Barrel will be open on Monday. Most movie theaters will be open, as well. Sleep late, grab dinner and a movie, and enjoy your Labor Day holiday.

How will you spend your Labor Day? Working, relaxing, eating, or traveling?

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