For 2021, Memorial Day happens on Monday, May 31st. 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 31, 2021:
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 31.
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 31st 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 31.
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 search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Memorial Day 2021!