Memorial Day 2013, Monday May 27, is a legal holiday which means that the post office along with most government offices, banks and schools will be closed to honor this holiday. Memorial Day offers a three-day weekend for most and Monday May 27, is the day that most towns and cities hold their Memorial Day celebrations and parades. According to NY1 on May, 26, 2013 many transit systems are reducing their hours.
Some take the opportunity to spend their day off shopping as many stores are offering Memorial Day sales. While some folks do have to report to work on Monday, Memorial Day Monday, much like Labor Day Monday, is a holiday that most honor. This isn’t the case for retail and grocery stores, the majority are open for business on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013. The same goes for restaurants, many remain open for Monday, according to NECN live on May 26, 2013.
Here is a list of Memorial Day 2013 Monday closings:
U.S. Post Office: Post offices are closed and there is no mail delivery on Monday, May 27, 2013.
Banks: Most banks are closed, but check with your bank, as a few will remain open. Banks are no longer obligated to follow the government legal holiday schedule.
Schools: Most schools are closed across the nation.
Libraries: Most Libraries are closed on Monday.
Garbage: Most cities and towns will have no garbage collection on Monday, May 27. Check with your local services, as most push the garbage collection to the next day.
Buses and trains: Some cities are switching to their mass transit holiday schedule, so check with yours locally.
State and Local government offices: Most government offices will be closed, including courthouses and motor vehicle departments. Go to your state’s government websites for official closing details.
Liquor Stores: While Connecticut liquor stores are allowed to open on Memorial Day, some may chose to stay closed or open for reduced hours, so it is best to check ahead. Memorial Day liquor sales vary form state to state, but many of the liquor stores are closed on Memorial Day, depending on what state you live in. Mass. is a state that closes its liquor stores on Memorial Day, so is Utah. Some states offer reduced hours in liquor sales, so check with the store before heading out.
Memorial Day 2013 Monday closings differ from state to state and in some cases city to city, so before you head out on Monday, it would be a good idea to see what is open by checking with your local websites.