On February 21, 1887, Oregon recognized Labor Day on the first Monday of every September, a new public holiday designed to recognize the American labor movement and its historic achievements (overtime pay, weekends, etc.).
Since then, Labor Day has been a nationally recognized US federal holiday on Thanksgiving and Veterans Day. While many people use the day, and the long weekend that comes with it, as an excuse to shop till they drop (there are tons of sales), there are some places do Close your doors when the unofficial “End of Summer” knocks.
What is open on Labor Day?
Labor Day sales are a big deal. Those looking to buy early Christmas presents or just want to refresh their fall or winter wardrobes can usually find decent savings at supermarket chains like Walmart, Lowe̵
- Best buy
- Home Depot
- Nordstrom Rack
- Sam’s club
- whole food
What is closed
Costco. Big and Bargain Hunters Paradise is known for its generous employee benefits and vacation policy. It’s one of the few major retailers that closes on Labor Day. But when it comes to government organizations, the rules are a little different.
Is the post office open on Labor Day?
No. Due to Labor Day’s status as a federal holiday, post offices are not open for business. And since postal workers have the day off, there’s no point waiting for USPS deliveries or collections. Private delivery services such as UPS and FedEx will also be closed.
Are liquor stores open on Labor Day?
This depends on where you live. For example, Oklahoma state law makes it “illegal for a retail packaging store to retail alcoholic beverages on Labor Day (and a handful of other holidays).” However, other states (like Massachusetts) allow their liquor stores to stay open. Therefore, it is probably a good idea to check your state and county laws before planning any alcohol use that day.
Are public libraries open on Labor Day?
If you want to kick back with a good beach novel this Labor Day weekend, make sure to visit your local library ahead of time. Public libraries are usually closed for this holiday, although some university libraries are still open.
Are government offices open on Labor Day?
Do not try to renew your driver’s license on Labor Day. City, state, and federal offices – from your hometown DMV to the Federal Reserve – aren’t open on Labor Day. Not even the courts.
Are banks open on Labor Day?
For the most part no. The Federal Reserve rests on Labor Day and virtually all banks follow suit. If you need cash urgently, you need to go to the nearest ATM.