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Open or Closed on Juneteenth Sunday June 19

April 18, 2022

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. Adding to the confusion, Juneteenth falls on a Sunday this year. This means some businesses will observe the holiday on Sunday while others will wait until the following Monday. Finally, Juneteenth 2022 coincides with Father’s Day!

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 Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20, 2022:

BANKS may be OPEN or CLOSED on June 20 for 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 June 20 for 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 June 20 for Juneteenth. There is no mail delivery on June 20.

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 June 20 for 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 2022!