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Labor Day 2014 closings: Are banks, DMV, post office, Walmart, Costco open?

Labor Day 2014: One of 10 Federal Holidays in 2014 - American Flags image
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Labor Day is observed Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, and many people will be surprised as to what's open and what's closed on Labor Day this year. A number of Americans have the day off from work and are wondering if it's business as usual on the holiday, or is the post office open, and is there mail delivery on Labor Day? Are the banks and DMV open or closed on Labor Day?

Labor Day is a federal holiday and is always observed on the first Monday in September. Since Labor Day is early this year—the first day of the month—it's natural that people are confused. This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, Sept. 1. According to The Epoch Times on Sunday, Aug. 31, stores like Target, Walmart, and Macy’s are open while Costco and Aldi's are closed on Labor Day.

According to the USPS Post Office and Saving Advice on Aug. 30,

"Post offices are closed. All post offices will be closed and no mail will be delivered on Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day as it’s an official federal holiday."

There is no mail delivery on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in the United States. Labor Day is also a U.S. Postal Holiday (USPS), and all U.S. post offices are closed for business. This includes not only mail delivery to your residence or business, but also local post office lobby hours as well. Mail delivery will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Are Banks and the DMV Open on Labor Day?

Because Labor Day is a federal holiday, Monday, Sept. 1 is also one of many bank holidays this year. TD Bank is usually one of the only banks that are open on some of the federal holidays. However, while TD Bank stores were open Presidents' Day, Columbus Day and Veteran's Day, their holiday calendar shows that they are indeed closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1. Call first to be sure if your local bank is open on Labor Day.

DMV Labor Day Holiday Schedule

The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) offices are closed on Labor Day. Customers will have to wait until Tuesday, Sept. 2 to register their cars and renew their licenses. Check for Rhode Island DMV locations, hours, and schedule of DMV state holidays. Call first before you drive out.

Is Best Buy, Walmart, Costco, Target, Kmart Open on Labor Day?

Yes, most retail stores are open! Walmart stores are open on Labor Day. Some are open all day, others open at 7 a.m. Since federal employees, government officials, teachers, and many other employees throughout the country have Labor Day off, Walmart, Target, Best Buy and most retail stores are planning on big sales throughout the holiday weekend. Costco and Aldi's are closed on Labor Day.

Sources: The Epoch Times; Saving Advice; USPS Post Office; TD Bank

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