Labor Day: What's open, what's closed today


Monday is Labor Day, a federally recognized holiday – so of course, a lot of things that are normally open are closed. And others have limited hours ... or high-profile sales.

Here's a quick rundown of what's closed today, and some of the things happening at places that are open. (As with any list like this, there may be small exceptions.)

Metro Transit buses and trains – Limited

Buses and light rail trains (both Blue and Green lines) will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule, which basically means less frequent service than normal weekdays and Saturdays. Northstar trains do not run. Most of the Metro Transit administrative operations – service centers, lost and found, customer relations – won't be open either.

Post Office – Closed

The United States Postal Service doesn't deliver on Labor Day, and post office locations aren't open.

UPS, FedEx and Amazon-delivered shipments are delayed by the holiday, International Business Times says.

Banks – Closed

Most banks observe Labor Day as a holiday and are closed, Inquisitr says. Occasionally some of the larger banks will be open limited hours – but call ahead to verify, as it depends on the location.

Libraries – Closed

Public library systems are closed. Though if your local library has an off-hours return box, you can always put your items in there (but they won't be checked in until it's open again.)

DMV, courts, other government services – Closed

Don't plan a DMV trip for Labor Day. State, county and federal service offices are closed. Most city offices will be closed as well (though law enforcement and emergency response services will still be operational, of course.)

Schools – Closed

No classes! Public schools are closed, as are colleges and universities.

Stores – Mostly open

Not everything is guaranteed to be open, but most retailers use Labor Day and the weekend lead-up as a sales event. The Inquisitr has a list with links to many of the national chains, such as Old Navy, Home Depot and more. For local shops, your best bet is to call and ask.

Here are some examples:

Target: Open – 25 percent off clothes shoes and accessories, up to 25 percent off home items, plus online sales can take an extra 10 percent off with the code "LABORDAY" (don't write that with the quotation marks.)

Costco: Closed.

Best Buy: Open – The four-day Labor Day weekend sale ends Monday – an assortment of items are discounted, so click here to see the full list.

Wal-Mart: Open – Like Best Buy, a wide variety of sales will be on for Labor Day. Click here to see them.

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