Open or Closed on the 4th of July Thursday July 4

June 20, 2024

For 2024, Independence Day happens on Thursday, July 4th. Most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open on the 4th of July. However, they may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses are closed on Independence Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on July 4, 2024:

BANKS are CLOSED on July 4th.

BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on July 4th.

BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on July 4th.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on July 4. Several restaurants serve free or discounted meals to veterans and active military service members.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on July 4th. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on July 4th.

GROCERY STORES are OPEN on July 4th.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on July 4th. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on the 4th of July.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on July 4th. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on the 4th of July while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on July 4th. Many theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled on Independence Day.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on July 4th. However, the actual pharmacy may be closed or operating reduced hours.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on July 4th. There is no mail delivery on July 4.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on July 4th.

SCHOOLS are CLOSED for Independence Day. This includes grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great 4th of July 2024!

Open or Closed on Canada Day Monday July 1

June 20, 2024

Canada Day 2024 marks Canada’s 157th birthday! It is a national statutory holiday in all provinces. In Newfoundland/Labrador, it is also known as Memorial Day. There is always some question as to what is open and closed on Canada Day. Are stores open? Are restaurants open? Are the malls open? Laws regarding permitted hours of operation on Canada Day vary by province and sometimes by individual cities within a province. Here is a general guide:

In these provinces, retailers are generally OPEN on Canada Day:

– Alberta
– British Columbia
– Northwest Territories
– Nunavut
– Prince Edward Island
– Saskatchewan
– Yukon

In these provinces, retailers are generally CLOSED on Canada Day:

– Manitoba
– New Brunswick
– Newfoundland
– Labrador
– Nova Scotia
– Ontario
– Quebec

The rules apply to all the large chain stores: Atlantic Superstore, Best Buy, Cabela’s, Canadian Tire, Costco, Dominion, Home Depot, HomeSense, Hudson’s Bay, Kent, Loblaws, Longo’s, Lowe’s, Metro, Real Canadian Superstore, RONA, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys, The Source, Staples, Walmart, etc. They also apply to most smaller retailers. Exceptions are made for designated tourist areas in Ontario and elsewhere. Restaurants, gas stations, and convenience stores selling essential items are generally OPEN on the July 1st holiday.

Because Canada Day is not a holiday in the States, most U.S. businesses will be operating on regular schedules. For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just scroll down and search our complete list!

Speaking of Ontario, all LCBO stores will be closed on Monday, July 1. Canada Post offices nationwide will be CLOSED on July 1. There will be no mail delivery on July 1. Call your favorite stores, malls, and restaurants to confirm Canada Day hours of operation before heading out. Have a great Long Weekend, Canada!

Complete List of U.S. & Canada Holidays

June 21, 2024

If you’re looking for special holiday sales and deals, you need to know about all the holidays! Everyone knows when Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day occur, but what about National Brownie Day or Festivus? Stores, restaurants, and shopping malls use any holiday to hold special sales, promotions, and events. This includes the minor, lesser-known holidays. Here’s our complete list of 2024-2025 holidays which are celebrated in the United States and Canada:

Friday, June 21, 2024 – National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada)
Saturday, June 22, 2024 – National Onion Ring Day
Monday, June 24, 2024 – St. Jean Baptiste Day (Canada: Quebec)
Monday, June 24, 2024 – Discovery Day (Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador)
Monday, July 1, 2024 – Canada Day (Memorial Day in Newfoundland and Labrador)
Thursday, July 4, 2024 – Independence Day a/k/a “The Fourth of July”
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 – Nunavut Day (Canada: Nunavut)
Saturday, July 13, 2024 – National French Fry Day
Sunday, July 14, 2024 – Bastille Day
Sunday, July 14, 2024 – National Mac & Cheese Day
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 – National Ice Cream Day
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 – National Hot Dog Day
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 – National Tattoo Day
Sunday, July 28, 2024 – Parents’ Day
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 – National Tequila Day
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 – Pioneer Day (Utah)
Saturday, July 27, 2024 – National Chicken Finger Day
Monday, July 29, 2024 – National Chicken Wing Day
Monday, July 29, 2024 – National Lasagna Day
Monday, July 29, 2024 – National Lipstick Day
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 – National Cheesecake Day
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 – National Avocado Day
Friday, August 2, 2024 – National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Saturday, August 3, 2024 – National Watermelon Day
Sunday, August 4, 2024 – National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
Sunday, August 4, 2024 – Taste of Dorset, MN aka “The Restaurant Capital of the World”
Monday, August 5, 2024 – Civic Holiday (Canada: Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario)
Monday, August 5, 2024 – Heritage Day (Canada: Alberta)
Monday, August 5, 2024 – Natal Day (Canada: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island)
Monday, August 5, 2024 – New Brunswick Day (Canada: New Brunswick)
Monday, August 5, 2024 – Saskatchewan Day (Canada: Saskatchewan)
Tuesday, August 6, 2024 – National Root Beer Float Day
Thursday, August 8, 2024 – International Cat Day
Thursday, August 8, 2024 – National Zucchini Day
Monday, August 12, 2024 – National Vinyl Record Day
Saturday, August 17, 2024 – Black Cat Appreciation Day
Sunday, August 18, 2024 – National Fajita Day
Monday, August 19, 2024 – Discovery Day (Canada: Yukon)
Tuesday, August 20, 2024 – National Radio Day
Tuesday, August 20, 2024 – National Lemonade Day
Saturday, August 24, 2024 – National Waffle Day
Sunday, August 25, 2024 – National Banana Split Day
Monday, August 26, 2024 – National Dog Day
Wednesday, August 28, 2024 – Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
Saturday, August 31, 2024 – International Bacon Day
Monday, September 2, 2024 – Labor Day
Monday, September 2, 2024 – Labour Day (Canada)
Thursday, September 5, 2024 – National Cheese Pizza Day
Sunday, September 8, 2024 – Grandparents’ Day
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 – Patriot Day (9/11)
Monday, September 16, 2024 – Mexican Independence Day (big day for Mexican restaurant deals!)
Monday, September 16, 2024 – Stepfamily Day
Monday, September 16, 2024 – National Guacamole Day
Tuesday, September 17, 2024 – Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day
Tuesday, September 17, 2024 – Citizenship Day aka Constitution Day
Wednesday, September 19, 2024 – National Cheeseburger Day
Thursday, September 19, 2024 – Talk Like a Pirate Day
Friday, September 20, 2024 – National Pepperoni Pizza Day (big day for pizza deals!)
Sunday, September 22, 2024 – National Ice Cream Cone Day
Friday, September 27, 2024 – Native Americans’ Day (California)
Sunday, September 29, 2024 – National Coffee Day
Tuesday, October 1, 2024 – National Black Dog Day
Friday, October 4, 2024 – National Taco Day
Friday, October 4, 2024 – National CB Radio Day (thank you, Jimmy Carter!)
Sunday, October 6, 2024 – National Noodle Day
Tuesday, October 8, 2024 – National Salmon Day
Friday, October 11, 2024 – National Sausage Pizza Day
Monday, October 14, 2024 – Columbus Day
Monday, October 14, 2024 – Thanksgiving Day (Canada)
Friday, October 11, 2024 – World Egg Day
Saturday, October 12, 2024 – National Pulled Pork Day
Monday, October 14, 2024 – National Dessert Day
Tuesday, October 15, 2024 – Tax Day II. If you filed an extension, tax returns are due today!
Wednesday, October 16, 2024 – Boss’s Day
Thursday, October 17, 2024 – National Pasta Day
Saturday, October 19, 2024 – Sweetest Day
Monday, October 21, 2024 – International Nacho Day
Tuesday, October 22, 2024 – National Make A Dog’s Day
Friday, October 25, 2024 – Nevada Day
Saturday, October 26, 2024 – National Pumpkin Day
Monday, October 28, 2024 – National Chocolate Day
Tuesday, October 29, 2024 – National Cat Day
Wednesday, October 30, 2024 – National Candy Corn Day
Thursday, October 31, 2024 – Halloween
Sunday, November 3, 2024 – National Sandwich Day
Sunday, November 3, 2024 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
Monday, November 4, 2024 – National Candy Day
Tuesday, November 5, 2024 – Election Day
Wednesday, November 6, 2024 – National Nachos Day
Monday, November 11, 2024 – Veterans Day
Monday, November 11, 2024 – Remembrance Day (Canada)
Monday, November 11, 2024 – National Sundae Day
Wednesday, November 13, 2024 – World Kindness Day
Thursday, November 14, 2024 – National Pickle Day
Saturday, November 16, 2024 – National Fast Food Day
Saturday, November 23, 2024 – National Cranberry Day
Thursday, November 28, 2024 – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 29, 2024 – Black Friday
Saturday, November 30, 2024 – Small Business Saturday

Monday, December 2, 2024 – Cyber Monday
Saturday, December 7, 2024 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Sunday, December 8, 2024 – National Brownie Day
Wednesday, December 25, 2024 – Hanukkah begins at sunset
Monday, December 23, 2024 – Festivus. Is Festivus for the rest of us a real holiday? You decide!
Tuesday, December 24, 2024 – Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 25, 2024 – Christmas Day
Thursday, December 26, 2024 – Boxing Day
Thursday, December 26, 2024 – Kwanzaa begins
Tuesday, December 31, 2024 – New Year’s Eve
Wednesday, January 1, 2025 – New Year’s Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2025 – Kwanzaa ends
Thursday, January 2, 2025 – Hanukkah ends at nightfall
Thursday, January 2, 2025 – National Buffet Day
Saturday, January 4, 2025 – National Spaghetti Day
Thursday, January 9, 2025 – National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Tuesday, January 14, 2025 – National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Wednesday, January 15, 2025 – National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
Monday, January 20, 2025 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day aka MLK Day
Monday, January 20, 2025 – National Disc Jockey Day
Monday, January 20, 2025 – National Cheese Lover’s Day
Thursday, January 23, 2025 – National Pie Day
Sunday, February 2, 2025 – Groundhog Day
Thursday, February 6, 2025 – National Frozen Yogurt Day
Friday, February 7, 2025 – National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
Sunday, February 9, 2025 – Super Bowl Sunday
Sunday, February 9, 2025 – National Pizza Day
Wednesday, February 12, 2025 – Abe Lincoln’s Birthday
Friday, February 14, 2025 – Valentine’s Day
Monday, February 17, 2025 – Presidents Day & George Washington’s Birthday
Monday, February 17, 2025 – Family Day (Canada: Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan)
Monday, February 17, 2025 – Islander Day (Canada: Prince Edward Island)
Monday, February 17, 2025 – Louis Riel Day (Canada: Manitoba)
Monday, February 17, 2025 – Nova Scotia Heritage Day (Canada: Nova Scotia)
Monday, February 17, 2025 – National Cherry Pie Day
Tuesday, March 4, 2025 – Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday (New Orleans & Gulf Coast)
Wednesday, March 5, 2025 – Ash Wednesday
Saturday, February 22, 2025 – National Margarita Day
Monday, February 24, 2025 – National Tortilla Chip Day
Thursday, February 27, 2025 – National Chili Day
Sunday, March 9, 2025 – Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sunday, March 9, 2025 – National Meatball Day
Sunday, March 9, 2025 – National Crab Meat Day
Monday, March 10, 2025 – National Napping Day
Friday, March 14, 2025 – Pi Day (3/14, get it?)
Saturday, March 15, 2025 – National Corn Dog Day
Monday, March 17, 2025 – St. Patrick’s Day
Thursday, March 20, 2025 – First Day of Spring
Thursday, March 20, 2025 – National Ravioli Day
Sunday, March 23, 2025 – National Puppy Day
Sunday, March 23, 2025 – National Chip and Dip Day
Monday, March 24, 2025 – National Cheesesteak Day
Wednesday, March 26, 2025 – Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day (Hawaii)
Sunday, March 30, 2025 – National Doctors’ Day
Sunday, April 13, 2025 – Palm Sunday
Friday, April 18, 2025 – Good Friday
Sunday, April 20, 2025 – Easter Sunday
Monday, April 21, 2025 – Easter Monday
Tuesday, April 1, 2025 – April Fools’ Day
Thursday, April 3, 2025 – National Burrito Day
Monday, April 7, 2025 – National Beer Day
Thursday, April 10, 2025 – National Siblings Day
Friday, April 11, 2025 – National 8-Track Tape Day
Friday, April 11, 2025 – National Pet Day
Friday, April 11, 2025 – National Submarine Day
Friday, April 11, 2025 – National Barber Shop Quartet Day
Friday, April 11, 2025 – National Cheese Fondue Day
Tuesday, April 15, 2025 – Tax Day (federal and most state tax returns due)
Wednesday, April 16, 2025 – Emancipation Day (Washington, DC)
Saturday, April 19, 2025 – Patriots’ Day
Saturday, April 19, 2025 – Record Store Day
Saturday, April 19, 2025 – National Garlic Day
Tuesday, April 22, 2025 – Earth Day
Wednesday, April 23, 2025 – Administrative Professionals’ Day aka Secretaries’ Day
Tuesday, April 29, 2025 – National Shrimp Scampi Day
Thursday, May 1, 2025 – May Day
Saturday, May 3, 2025 – Free Comic Book Day
Sunday, May 4, 2025 – Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You!)
Monday, May 5, 2025 – Cinco de Mayo (big day for Mexican restaurant deals!)
Tuesday, May 6, 2025 – National Nurses Day
Tuesday, May 6, 2025 – National Teacher Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 10, 2025 – National Shrimp Day
Sunday, May 11, 2025 – Mother’s Day
Friday, May 15, 2025 – National Chocolate Chip Day
Friday, May 15, 2025 – National Slider Day
Saturday, May 17, 2025 – Armed Forces Day
Monday, May 19, 2025 – Victoria Day (Canada except Quebec)
Monday, May 19, 2025 – National Patriots’ Day (Canada: Quebec)
Monday, May 26, 2025 – Memorial Day
Sunday, June 8, 2025 – Pentecost Sunday
Monday, June 9, 2025 – Pentecost Monday
Wednesday, May 28, 2025 – National Hamburger Day
Wednesday, May 28, 2025 – National Flip Flop Day
Monday, June 2, 2025 – National Rotisserie Chicken Day
Wednesday, June 4, 2025 – National Cheese Day
Friday, June 6, 2025 – National Doughnut Day
Sunday, June 8, 2025 – National Best Friends Day
Tuesday, June 10, 2025 – National Iced Tea Day
Wednesday, June 11, 2025 – King Kamehameha Day (Hawaii)
Saturday, June 14, 2025 – Flag Day
Sunday, June 15, 2025 – Father’s Day
Sunday, June 15, 2025 – National Lobster Day
Thursday, June 19, 2025 – Juneteenth
Thursday, June 19, 2025 – National Martini Day
Friday, June 20, 2025 – First Day of Summer

Check around for special sales and promotional events in your area which are held on these holidays. Also, be aware of early/late opening and closing times for stores, restaurants, and shopping malls on specific holidays. Any holiday is an excuse for a sale, often with extended holiday hours of operation. As always, call ahead to confirm open/closed status and hours before heading out.

Open or Closed on Juneteenth Thursday June 19

June 20, 2024

Did you know we have a new June holiday? In 2021, a bill to designate Juneteenth as a national holiday was passed by Congress and signed into law. Because Juneteenth is new, there is considerable confusion as to what is open and closed on June 19.

Needless to say, this is going to be challenging to sort out. As best we can gather, here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on Thursday, June 19, 2025:

BANKS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Juneteenth.

BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on Juneteenth.

BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on Juneteenth.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Juneteenth.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Juneteenth. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Juneteenth.

GROCERY STORES are OPEN on Juneteenth.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Juneteenth. Federal agencies will be closed. Status of state, county, and city agencies varies.

LIQUOR STORES are OPEN on Juneteenth, except in areas where sales are normally prohibited on Sunday.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on Juneteenth.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on Juneteenth.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Juneteenth. There is no mail delivery on June 19.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on Juneteenth

SCHOOLS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Juneteenth: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc. Status varies by location.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on Juneteenth.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just scroll down and search our complete list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Juneteenth 2025!

Open or Closed on Father’s Day Sunday June 15

June 20, 2024

For 2025, Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 15. Many stores have special Father’s Day sales and deals on this day. Shopping malls feature Father’s Day promotions with lots of great gift ideas for Dad. At most restaurants, Father’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year! Be sure to check the fine print on your coupons and bonus gift cards carefully, as many will not be valid on Father’s Day. Free items for Dad, special lunch or dinner menus, and merchandise discounts can all be found on June 15th. Often, these promotions extend the entire weekend or for several days preceding the holiday. This is a great time to take Dad golfing or bowling at his favorite hangouts. Afterwards, why not treat him to a great lunch or dinner at his favorite restaurant? He’ll appreciate the thought and it need not cost a lot of money.

Father’s Day shopping hours are usually the same as they would be on any other Sunday. As for restaurants, many open early to serve Father’s Day Brunch or special breakfast. Be sure to call your favorite retailers and eateries for their specific Father’s Day hours as well as information on specific deals and sales. If you’re planning to take Dad out to celebrate, expect restaurants to be crowded. Long waiting times will be found at the most popular eateries. Reservations are strongly suggested and required in some cases. Don’t disappoint Dad on his special day! Call ahead to reserve a table before heading to the restaurant. We will be posting Father’s Day Brunch serving times for various restaurants as the information becomes available to us.

Be sure to do something nice for your dad and show him how much you appreciate all he has done for the family. Father’s Day only comes once per year. For 2025, it happens on Sunday, June 15.

Open or Closed King Kamehameha Day Wednesday June 11

June 12, 2024

If you live in Hawaii, you are no doubt aware that Wednesday, June 11 is King Kamehameha Day. On this day, Hawaiians enjoy parades, parties, and the King Kamehameha Hula Competition. The annual lei draping event of the King Kamehameha statue at Ali‘iōlani Hale in downtown Honolulu is a major event. This will be followed by the King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade from ‘Iolani Palace to Queen Kapi‘olani Park. King Kamehameha Day is a state holiday and a pretty big deal in Hawaii. Whether you live on the island or are just lucky enough to be visiting during this time of year, there is lots to see and do on and around June 11th!

Because it is a state holiday, schools and state offices are closed on King Kamehameha Day. Most banks and credit unions will also be closed. In Honolulu, TheBus and other public transportation will run on a State Holiday schedule. The Kauai Bus will be operating on a modified schedule. Garbage will be collected as per normal schedule and transfer stations will be open. Satellite City Halls and Driver Licensing Centers (DMV) will be closed.

Can you go shopping or eat out on this day? Of course! A few stores will be closed, but most retailers will be open with King Kamehameha Day sales and deals. Honolulu’s Ala Moana center, Hawaii’s largest shopping mall, will be open on June 11. Some restaurants and shopping malls offer their own special promotions and celebrations. Sometimes, these promotions extend the entire weekend of the holiday.

State workers have King Kamehameha Day off as do many private sector employees. Be sure to call your favorite stores and restaurants for their specific King Kamehameha Day hours as well as information on particular sales and deals they may be offering.

Happy King Kamehameha Day 2025, Hawaii!

Open or Closed on Memorial Day Monday May 26

June 5, 2024

For 2025, Memorial Day happens on Monday, May 26th. Most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open on Memorial Day. However, they may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses are closed on Memorial Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on May 26, 2025:

BANKS are CLOSED on Memorial Day.

BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on Memorial Day.

BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Memorial Day. Several restaurants serve free or discounted meals to veterans and active military service members.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Memorial Day.

GROCERY STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Memorial Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on May 26.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Memorial Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on May 26th while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on Memorial Day. Many theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled for Memorial Day.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day. However, the actual pharmacy may be closed or operating reduced hours.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Memorial Day. There is no mail delivery on May 26.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day.

SCHOOLS are CLOSED on Memorial Day: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on Memorial Day.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just scroll down and search our complete list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Memorial Day 2025!

Open or Closed on Victoria Day Monday May 19

June 5, 2024

Victoria Day and Long May Weekend mark the unofficial start of summer across Canada. The date varies each year, falling on the last Monday in May on or before May 24. For 2025, the date is May 19. Victoria Day is observed in all provinces except Quebec. It is a national statutory holiday outside of New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, and Nova Scotia. There is always some question as to what is open and closed. Are stores open? Are restaurants open? Are the malls open?

Laws regarding permitted hours of operation on Victoria Day vary by province and sometimes by individual cities within a province. Here is a general guide:

In Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon, retailers are generally OPEN on Victoria Day.

In Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, and Ontario, retailers are generally CLOSED on Victoria Day. The city of Winnipeg is an exception: most stores are allowed to open between 9:00AM and 6:00PM. There are other local exceptions.

These rules apply to all the large chain stores: Atlantic Superstore, Best Buy, Cabela’s, Canadian Tire, Costco, Dominion, Home Depot, HomeSense, Hudson’s Bay, Kent, Loblaws, Longo’s, Lowe’s, Metro, Real Canadian Superstore, RONA, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys, The Source, Staples, Walmart, etc. They also apply to most smaller retailers. Exceptions are made for designated tourist areas in Ontario and elsewhere. Restaurants, gas stations, and convenience stores selling essential items are generally OPEN on the May 19th holiday. Speaking of Ontario, all LCBO stores are closed Victoria Day. The Beer Store will be open at many locations.

All Canada Post offices will be closed. There will be no mail delivery on Victoria Day.

Because Victoria Day is not a holiday in the States, most U.S. businesses will be operating on regular schedules. For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just scroll down and search our complete list!

Confused? Call your favorite stores, malls, and restaurants to confirm Victoria Day hours of operation before heading out on May 19. Have a great Long Weekend, Canada!

Open or Closed on Mother’s Day Sunday May 11

June 5, 2024

For 2025, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 11. Many stores have special Mother’s Day sales and deals on this day. Several shopping malls feature Mother’s Day promotions. At most restaurants, Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year! Be sure to check the fine print on your coupons and bonus gift cards carefully, as many will not be valid on Mother’s Day. Free flowers for Mom, special lunch or dinner menus, and discounts on gift purchases can all be found on May 11th. Often, these promotions extend the entire weekend or for several days preceding the holiday. This is a great time to take Mom out shopping at her favorite store. Why not treat her to a great lunch or dinner at her favorite restaurant? You don’t have to be fancy or spend a lot of money. To Mom, it’s the thought that counts!

Mother’s Day shopping hours are usually the same as they would be on any other Sunday. As for restaurants, many open early to serve Mother’s Day Brunch or special breakfast. Be sure to call your favorite retailers and eateries for their specific Mother’s Day hours as well as information on specific Mother’s Day sales and deals they may be offering. If you’re planning to take Mom out on her special day, expect restaurants to be crowded. Long waiting times will be found at the most popular eateries. Reservations are strongly suggested and required in some cases. Don’t disappoint! Call ahead to reserve a table before heading out.

For information on specific restaurants, stores, and malls, just scroll down and search our complete list! Be sure to do something nice for your mom and show her how much you appreciate all she has done for you. Mother’s Day only comes once per year. For 2025, it happens on Sunday, May 11.

Open or Closed on Cinco de Mayo Monday May 5

June 5, 2024

For 2025, Cinco de Mayo falls on Monday, May 5. If you love Mexican-themed food and drinks, this is your day! It’s pretty easy to find Mexican restaurants offering special Cinco de Mayo deals and freebies on 5/5. Some stores and shopping malls get into the spirit with Cinco de Mayo sales of their own. Discounted, free, or 2-for-1 tacos, enchiladas, burritos, nachos, and special lunch or dinner menus are all common at eateries on May 5. Because Cinco de Mayo falls on a Monday this year, there’s a chance these promotions will be valid during the weekend preceding the holiday. Watch for signs and banners at the restaurants, advertising upcoming promotions for May 5th. Check the websites and Facebook pages of your favorite restaurants.

Cinco de Mayo dining and shopping hours are usually the same as they would be on any other Sunday. Because Cinco de Mayo is not a federal holiday, nearly all stores and restaurants should be open with normal hours of operation. Just as St. Patrick’s Day is a fun “party” holiday when everyone’s a wee bit Irish, Cinco de Mayo is the same, but with a Mexican theme. If you can’t find specific information on their Facebook page or website, be sure to call your favorite stores and restaurants to ask about specific Cinco de Mayo sales and deals they may be offering on 5/5.

Don’t miss the party! Cinco de Mayo only comes once per year. For 2025, it happens on Monday, May 5.

Open or Closed on Easter Sunday April 20

June 5, 2024

If you’re planning on spending the day shopping or dining out, be aware that many stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are closed on Easter Sunday. Others are open, but will be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Because Easter falls on a Sunday, most other businesses and offices are naturally closed. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on April 20, 2025:

BANKS are CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

BARS & CLUBS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

BIG BOX STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Easter Sunday. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

EASTER BUNNY PHOTOS may not be available on Easter Sunday. Most malls will be closed on April 20th, although some stores and shopping centers will remain open for last-minute Easter Bunny visits.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

GROCERY STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Easter Sunday. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on April 20.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on April 20th while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are mostly OPEN on Easter Sunday.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are mostly OPEN on Easter Sunday. Pharmacy departments in grocery and big box stores might be closed or operating on holiday schedules.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Easter Sunday. There is no mail delivery on April 20.

SCHOOLS are CLOSED on Easter Sunday: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are generally CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

So, how do you know if specific stores, restaurants, and malls are open or closed? Just search our list! To be absolutely sure, call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Easter Sunday 2025!

Open or Closed St. Patrick’s Day Monday March 17

June 5, 2024

Just a reminder: St. Patrick’s Day is Monday, March 17, 2025. Although St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse for a party, it is not a federal or state holiday. This means it is usually not considered a holiday for the purpose of having special hours of operation. Most restaurants, stores, shopping centers and malls will be open regular hours on St. Patrick’s Day. To see whether a specific place is open or closed, be sure to check our extensive list. Then, make your plans and put on some green. Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Even though most retailers will not have special St. Patrick’s Day shopping hours, don’t think there won’t be plenty of “saving o’ the green” sales and restaurant deals! These days, March 17 is a lot more than eating corned beef and cabbage while drinking green beer! Many retailers and eateries now have St. Patrick’s Day specials, discounts, and events on or around the holiday. Check with your favorite places of business to see who is having the biggest and best shopping events in your area. Restaurant promotions usually involve traditional Irish menu items and drinks at reduced prices. If you’re going to be out celebrating and imbibing, be smart and let someone else do the driving. Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2025, everyone!

Open or Closed Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday March 4

June 5, 2024

When is Mardi Gras 2025? This is one of those years when Mardi Gras occurs late in the season. Fat Tuesday 2025 happens on March 4, 21 days later than last year. Have no fear, this highly-anticipated late winter holiday will be here soon! Of course, if you live along the Gulf Coast or are visiting the area, you’re no doubt aware when Mardi Gras Carnival season arrives! Parades and other festivities begin about a month before Fat Tuesday. Most stores and restaurants will be open with regular hours of operation on March 4. However, some locations will be closing early for the parades. Other retailers and eateries will be closed for the entire day on Fat Tuesday so their employees can enjoy the festivities. Trust me, Mardi Gras is a big deal in this region! Not just in New Orleans, but also in Gulfport, Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Mobile, Pensacola, even as far east as Destin and Panama City!

As I mentioned earlier in this article, the Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday date this year (March 4) is later than last year. This is because Easter Sunday also arrives later (April 20.) Fat Tuesday always occurs 47 days prior to Easter. The good news here is that Fat Tuesday temperatures should be moderately warm. A jacket probably won’t be needed, but you might want to pack one just in case. The other advantage of a late February Mardi Gras is it’s proximity to St. Patrick’s Day. If you just can’t get enough celebrating in on February 13, come back in a couple weeks for St. Patrick’s Day parades on the Coast! In any case, a fun time is guaranteed for the 2025 Carnival season. Be sure to call ahead and confirm hours for your favorite shopping mall, store, or restaurant before heading out on Fat Tuesday. If you’re visiting from out of the area, be sure to make your hotel reservations in advance as rooms do tend to fill up on the weekend prior to and extending through Fat Tuesday. Have a great and safe Mardi Gras!

Open or Closed Presidents Day Monday February 17

June 5, 2024

On Monday, February 17th, Presidents Day celebrates the birthdays of Abe Lincoln and George Washington. If you’re planning on spending the day shopping or dining out, I have great news: most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open on Presidents Day. However, some may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses are closed on Presidents Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on February 17, 2025:

BANKS are CLOSED on Presidents Day.

BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on Presidents Day.

BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on Presidents Day.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Presidents Day.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Presidents Day. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Presidents Day.

GROCERY STORES are OPEN on Presidents Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Presidents Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on February 17.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Presidents Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on February 17th while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on Presidents Day.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on Presidents Day. Pharmacy departments in grocery and big box stores might be operating on holiday schedules.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Presidents Day. There is no mail delivery on February 17.

SCHOOLS are generally CLOSED on Presidents Day: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on Presidents Day.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on Presidents Day.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Presidents Day 2025!

Open or Closed Valentine’s Day Friday February 14

June 5, 2024

Just a reminder, Valentine’s Day 2025 is Friday, February 14. Although Valentine’s Day is a fun romantic holiday, it is not a federal or state holiday. So, it is usually not considered a holiday for the purpose of having special hours of operation. This means most restaurants, stores, shopping centers and malls will be open regular hours. If you’re planning on taking your special someone to the movies, out to eat, or attending any other event, you should find that everything is running on regular schedule for Valentine’s Day. You might want to plan ahead and make those dinner reservations, however. The “good places” tend to fill up quickly on the evening of February 14th.

Even though most venues will not have special Valentine’s Day shopping hours, don’t think there won’t be plenty of Valentine’s Day sales! These have become popular in recent years, so most stores, restaurants, and malls now have Valentine’s Day sales and/or special promotional deals and events scheduled for February 14. Check with your favorite places of business to see who is having the biggest and best shopping events in your area. And of course, don’t forget to head back to the grocery and discount stores on February 15 for half price Valentine’s Day candy. For me, half price candy on the day after is one of the highlights of this particular holiday! Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

Open or Closed MLK Day Monday January 20

June 5, 2024

For 2025, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day happens on Monday, January 20th. Most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open with regular hours of operation. Some other businesses are closed on MLK Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on January 20, 2025:

BANKS are CLOSED on MLK Day.

BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on MLK Day.

BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on MLK Day.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on MLK Day.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on MLK Day. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on MLK Day.

GROCERY STORES are OPEN on MLK Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on MLK Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on January 20.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on MLK Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on January 20th while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on MLK Day. Many theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled on this Day.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on MLK Day. Pharmacy departments in grocery and big box stores might be operating on holiday schedules.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on MLK Day. There is no mail delivery on January 20.

SCHOOLS are generally CLOSED on MLK Day. This includes grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on MLK Day.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on MLK Day.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Martin Luther King Day 2025!

Open or Closed New Year’s Day Wednesday January 1

June 5, 2024

New Year’s Day 2025 happens on Wednesday, January 1st. Most stores and shopping centers/malls close early on New Year’s Eve and open late on New Year’s Day. Some businesses are closed on New Year’s Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on January 1, 2025:

BANKS are CLOSED on New Year’s Day.

BARS & CLUBS have their big night on New Year’s Eve. Generally, they reopen in the late afternoon on New Year’s Day.

BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on New Year’s Day.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on New Year’s Day.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on New Year’s Day. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on New Year’s Day.

GROCERY STORES are OPEN on New Year’s Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on New Year’s Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on January 1.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on New Year’s Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on January 1st while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on New Year’s Day. Many theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled for January 1.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on New Year’s Day. However, the actual pharmacy may be closed or operating reduced hours.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on New Year’s Day. There is no mail delivery on January 1.

SCHOOLS are CLOSED on New Year’s Day: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on New Year’s Day.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on New Year’s Day.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and kick off a great 2025!

Open or Closed Christmas Day Wednesday December 25

June 5, 2024

For 2024, Christmas Day happens on Wednesday, December 25th. Most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls close early on Christmas Eve and remain closed Christmas Day. Convenience stores and other businesses providing essential services generally remain open. In recent years, a growing number of casual and fast food restaurants have decided to open on Christmas Day. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on December 25, 2024:

BANKS are CLOSED on Christmas Day.

BARS & CLUBS usually open in the late afternoon on Christmas Day.

BIG BOX STORES are CLOSED on Christmas Day.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Christmas Day.

GROCERY STORES are CLOSED on Christmas Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Christmas Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on December 25.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Christmas Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on December 25th while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on Christmas Day. Many theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled for December 25.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are CLOSED on Christmas Day. Be sure to have your prescriptions filled before the holiday weekend!

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Christmas Day. There is no mail delivery on December 25.

RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Christmas Day (see above.)

SCHOOLS are CLOSED on Christmas Day: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are CLOSED on Christmas Day.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on Christmas Day.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great 2024 Christmas season!

Open or Closed Thanksgiving Day November 28

June 5, 2024

For 2024, Thanksgiving happens on Thursday, November 28. If you’re planning on spending the day shopping or dining out, be aware that many stores, restaurants, and shopping centers are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Here’s a quick check of what is open and what is closed on November 28, 2024:

BANKS are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

BARS & CLUBS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

BIG BOX STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Thanksgiving Day. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

GROCERY STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on November 28.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on November 28 while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are mostly OPEN on Thanksgiving Day. However, some theaters remain closed due to COVID-19.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. Often, the store is open but the actual pharmacy is closed. Pharmacy departments in grocery and big box stores may be closed or operating on holiday schedules.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. There is no mail delivery on November 28.

SCHOOLS are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

How do you know if specific stores, restaurants, and malls are open or closed? Just search our list! Because holiday hours are always subject to change, it’s smart to call and confirm schedules before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, have a great 2024 Thanksgiving & Black Friday!

Canada Stores Malls Open/Closed Remembrance Day

June 5, 2024

“Are the stores and shopping malls in Canada open on Remembrance Day?” That depends on where you are. Stores and malls in some provinces are allowed to open. In other provinces, retailers are required to remain closed on Monday, November 11, 2024.

I am by no means an expert on this. But here are the rules as I understand them and to the best of my knowledge:

ALBERTA: There are no laws in Alberta which prohibit retailers from being open on Remembrance Day. If the store is located within a mall, the common rules of the shopping center must be followed. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Alberta will be OPEN on November 11.

BRITISH COLUMBIA: There are no laws in British Columbia which prohibit retailers from being open on Remembrance Day. If the store is located within a mall, the common rules of the shopping center must be followed. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across British Columbia will be OPEN on November 11.

MANITOBA: Provincial law prohibits most retailers from being open between 9:00AM and 1:00PM on Remembrance Day. Typically, stores and shopping malls will remain closed until 1:00PM on November 11, rather than opening earlier and having to close during these 4 hours.

NEW BRUNSWICK: Provincial law prohibits most retailers from being open on Remembrance Day. Most stores and shopping malls across New Brunswick will be CLOSED on November 11.

NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR: Provincial law prohibits most retailers from being open on Remembrance Day. Most stores and shopping malls across Newfoundland/Labrador will be CLOSED on November 11.

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: There are no laws in the Northwest Territories which prohibit retailers from being open on Remembrance Day. If the store is located within a mall, the common rules of the shopping center must be followed. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across the Northwest Territories will be OPEN on November 11.

NOVA SCOTIA: Provincial law prohibits most retailers from being open on Remembrance Day. Most stores and shopping malls across Nova Scotia will be CLOSED on November 11.

NUNAVUT: There are no laws in Nunavut which prohibit retailers from being open on Remembrance Day. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Nunavut will be OPEN on November 11.

ONTARIO: There are no laws in Ontario which prohibit retailers from being open on Remembrance Day. However, some cities do prohibit opening before 12:30PM on this day. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Ontario will be OPEN on November 11.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Provincial law prohibits most retailers from being open on Remembrance Day. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across P.E.I. will be CLOSED on November 11. Also, don’t forget that most Prince Edward Island retailers are required by law to be closed on Sunday.

QUEBEC: There are no laws in Quebec which prohibit retailers from being open on Remembrance Day. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Ontario will be OPEN on November 11.

SASKATCHEWAN: There are no laws in Saskatchewan which prohibit retailers from being open on Remembrance Day. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Saskatchewan will be OPEN on November 11.

YUKON: There are no laws in the Yukon which prohibit retailers from being open on Remembrance Day. If the store is located within a mall, the common rules of the shopping center must be followed. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Yukon will be OPEN on November 11.

As always, be sure to give a friendly call to your favorite store or mall to confirm holiday holiday hours of operation before venturing out on Monday, November 11. If you know of additions or exceptions to these rules, please share with us. Happy Remembrance Day 2024, Canada!