Labor Day 2021: What’s open, what’s closed? Walmart, stores and more; Will mail run?


Labor Day 2021: What’s open, what’s closed? Walmart, stores and more; Will mail run?

Today, Sept. 6, is Labor Day, the time to mark the contributions workers have made to America. It’s also the unofficial end of summer and many people will be enjoying gatherings and events today.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of the American worker. The holiday traces its roots to the late 19th century when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the contributions workers have made to the country.


Before it was a federal holiday, Labor Day was recognized in individual cities. New York state was the first to introduce a bill but Oregon was the first to pass a law recognizing Labor Day, on Feb. 21, 1887. Less than a decade later, 23 more states had adopted the holiday and, on June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September each year a legal holiday. That bill was later signed by President Grover Cleveland.

As a federal holiday, government offices are closed, as are state and local offices and schools.

Here’s what’s open and what’s closed for Labor Day 2021:

Federal offices – Closed

State offices - Closed

County and city offices – Closed

Banks – Closed

Schools - Closed

Financial markets – Closed

Garbage pickup – Delayed in most areas, check with your provider.

U.S. Post Offices – Closed. There will be no mail delivery except holiday Premium/Priority Mail Express. Regular mail delivery, collections and retail services resume Tuesday.

Grocery stores – Most are open, check ahead with your favorite location.

Pharmacies – Most are open but may have different hours. Check ahead with your favorite location.

Walmart – Open

Retail stores – Most are open



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