By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Monday, Sept. 5 is Labor Day, a federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September each year to honor the contributions American workers have made to the United States. That means plenty of people will get the day off to celebrate, so many government services will be closed as a result.
Most stores and supermarkets will be open and hawking Labor Day deals, however. The holiday weekend is an especially good time to score savings on mattresses, for example.
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But at least one big-box store — Costco — will be closed, and there are certain federal offices and services that will also be observing the holiday.
Here’s what you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed for Labor Day.
Are schools open on Labor Day?
Most public and private schools, if they are in session already, will be closed on Labor Day Monday. But check your school district calendar to be sure.
Will post offices be open, and do FedEx and UPS deliver on Labor Day?
Post offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 to observe Labor Day, and the United States Postal Service will not be delivering regular mail or packages .
But those with a USPS.com account can still order stamps, print shipping labels and order mailing supplies like boxes online.
FedEx /zigman2/quotes/203047719/composite FDX +0.49% and UPS /zigman2/quotes/201245396/composite UPS +0.84% also will not be making deliveries on Labor Day, except for critical deliveries. UPS office locations will be closed, and most FedEx locations will also shut down, although a few may be open with modified hours. Reach out to your local FedEx store to make sure.
Are banks open on Labor Day?
Federal reserve banks will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day. And most bank branches will also be closed, although ATMs and mobile banking apps should still be offering some services, so check with your banking institution.
Is the stock market open on Labor Day?
The U.S. stock market /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.08% will also be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.
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Are pharmacies open on Labor Day?
Many pharmacies are open, yet operating with modified hours, so check your local listings. As far as the big chains go, CVS /zigman2/quotes/209664499/composite CVS +0.78% and Walgreens /zigman2/quotes/203410933/composite WBA +0.74% will be open — but again, check their hours.
Is Costco open on Labor Day?
No, Costco Wholesale Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201191698/composite COST +0.67% closes its warehouse stores on several holidays, including Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day — although you can still shop Costco online, of course. But rival big-box retailers like Sam’s Club, Target /zigman2/quotes/207799045/composite TGT +0.06% , Walmart /zigman2/quotes/207374728/composite WMT +0.43% , Lowe’s /zigman2/quotes/205563664/composite LOW +3.54% and Home Depot /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD +1.38% will open their doors on Labor Day Monday. Hours may vary by location, so check each company’s website.