Wondering what stores are open on Labor Day 2020? We've got everything you need to know right here.
But first, let's talk about why you should care in the first place—beyond just needing to know if you can count on your local supermarket for grilling recipe ingredients. After all, Labor Day is a holiday during which we honor, well, laborers. Recognized as a federal "workingmen's holiday" by the U.S. Department of Labor, it was first celebrated all the way back in 1882, and it's typically marked by a glorious three-day weekend. (And, yes, lots of barbecue food too.)
Not everyone gets a day off of work on that Monday in September though, as contrary as that may seem to the holiday's mission. Many major establishments and chain stores remain open, as do most restaurants. In keeping with the holiday's federal origins, it's federal workers who are almost certainly guaranteed an extra 24 hours of vacation; the rest of the working population's weekend plans are less certain (in other words, don't book that pumpkin farm excursion just yet).
Luckily for you, we've got the most updated list of Labor Day 2020 store openings and closures right here. We'll keep this page updated in the weeks leading up to the holiday, so be sure to check back for additional closures.
P.S. It's never too early to plan ahead! We've also got information on stores are open on Thanksgiving this year (Walmart and Target are closing this year!) and which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving too.
Are liquor stores open on Labor Day 2020?
By law (and often because their liquor sales and distribution are controlled by the state), most liquor stores are, in fact, closed on Labor Day.
But there are many exceptions to this rule. If the store in question is not state-controlled, for one thing, it could remain open at the discretion of its owner.
As reported by Legal Beer, the following states do not have state-controlled liquor sales and distribution: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.
Still, you're better off just checking with your local store. In Kansas, for instance, liquor sales are not state-controlled, but liquor stores are closed by law on Labor Day as well as Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a few other holidays.
Are banks open on Labor Day 2020?
For the most part, no. You can expect most bank branches to be closed for business on Monday, September 7, because Labor Day is considered a bank holiday. But while brick and mortar locations won't be available, you can continue to use digital ATMs and online banking services as usual.
Is the post office open or closed on Labor Day 2020?
Labor Day is a postal holiday, which means post offices are closed. You shouldn't expect mail to be delivered on this day. Since Labor Day is an official federal holiday, all state and federal government offices should be closed on this day as well. (School's out too!)
What restaurants and stores are open on Labor Day?
Almost all restaurant and supermarket chains, drugstores, and national retail stores will operate under their normal business hours on Labor Day. Walmart, Home Depot, and Target are all slated to stay open, to name just a few shopper favorites.
It's possible that independent franchises and local stores in your area will decide to close their doors for the day though, so be sure to check with those merchants individually.
Is Costco open on Labor Day?
No. Costco is known to remain closed on Labor Day!
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