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What's open & closed New Year's Day 2014? Banks, post office, Walmart hours

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Wondering what's open and what's closed on New Year's Day 2014? Many people are trying to find out if Walmart is open, if banks are closed and if there will be mail delivery on Wednesday, January 1.

The even bigger question seems to be "What time does Walmart close on New Year's Eve?"

Last-minute shoppers who are looking to pick up party supplies for their big New Year's Eve bash will find most stores open until 8 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2013. Stores will re-open at 7 a.m. on January 1. Walmart Super Centers will be open 'round the clock if you want to ring in 2014 while you shop.

What's open and what's closed on New Year's Day?

New Year's Day is a federal holiday, so banks and all U.S. post office locations will be closed. The stock market will be also closed for the holiday.

Federal and state offices, like the DMV, schools and libraries will also be closed on Wednesday.

Retail stores will be open on January 1, with many stores offering sales on leftover merchandise from the holiday season. Most malls, grocery stores and retail stores will be open regular business hours, but it's always a good idea to call ahead to make sure.

Most restaurants will also be open for business on New Year's Day. Some may be open limited hours.

Public transportation may run on a holiday schedule. If you plan to take a bus, train or use the subway, call your local public transit office or check the schedule online before you head out.

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