Fourth of July 2021: What’s open, what’s closed on Monday, July 5? Banks, mail delivery, UPS, FedEx, stock markets, restaurants, stores

The Fourth of July 2021 holiday is Sunday, July 4, 2021. But because the holiday falls on a Sunday this year, many businesses and offices observe Monday, July 5, 2021, as the official holiday.

It’s an American holiday that became a tradition in the 18th century during the American Revolution. On July 4, 1776, delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson, after the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence.

Many people celebrate the holiday by attending family barbecues, attending parades, or going to fireworks displays.

Here is everything to know about what is open and what is closed on Monday, July 5, the Fourth of July’s federally observed holiday this year.

Is the Fourth of July a federal holiday?

Yes, the Fourth of July is the sixth federal and state holiday of the year.

Because the holiday falls on a Sunday, many offices and businesses observe the federal holiday on Monday, July 5, 2021.

Is the post office open on Monday, July 5?

No, the United States Postal Service will not be open on July 5, 2021.

The post office recognizes Monday, July 5 as a holiday for its employees this year because the Fourth of July 2021 holiday falls on a Sunday, when the post office is already closed.

Does the mail run on Monday, July 5? Is there mail delivery?

There will be no regular mail delivery on Monday, July 5, 2021.

FedEx and UPS, however, will operate basic service and delivery. Their storefront locations will also be open, but some locations might have modified hours.

UPS Freight, UPS Domestic Ground and International, FedEx Express, FedEx Freight, and FedEx SmartPost will all be closed.

Are banks open on Monday, July 5?

Many banks will remain closed for July 5 for in-person and drive-thru services to observe the Fourth of July holiday, since it falls on a Sunday when most banks are usually closed.

The following banks are scheduled to be closed on Monday, July 5:

(Note: Some branches may vary by location, so ultimately it is best to call your local bank for specific operating hours.)

The following banks will be open on July 5, 2021:

Is the stock market closed on Monday, July 5?

The New York Stock Exchange will be observing the Fourth of July on Monday, July 5, and will be closed. Nasdaq trading and bond markets also will be closed.

Are stores open on Monday, July 5?

Yes, most big-box retailers are open on Monday, July 5. Here is a roundup of major stores’ hours for July 5, 2021, according to their websites and online shopping hours listings.

Note: Shoppers still should ultimately check with their local store in the event hours vary by location.

  • Apple (varies by store)
  • Barnes and Noble (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Bass Pro Shops (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Best Buy (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Boscov’s (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Costco (10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
  • CVS (varies by store)
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Dollar Tree (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Hobby Lobby (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Home Depot (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • Ikea (10 a.m to 9 p.m.)
  • JCPenney (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Kohl’s (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Lowe’s (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • Macy’s (varies by store)
  • Marshalls (9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
  • Michaels (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Nordstrom (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Nordstrom Rack (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Old Navy (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Petco (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • PetSmart (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Rite Aid (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • Sam’s Club (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Target (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • T.J. Maxx (9:30 a.m to 9:30 p.m.)
  • Trader Joe’s (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Ulta (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Walgreens (varies by store)
  • Walmart (6 a.m. to 11 p.m.)

Are there any sales on Monday, July 5?

There are plenty of online sales for the Fourth of July, even on July 5. Here are just a few:

Does NJ Transit, PATH, and SEPTA operate on a normal schedule on Fourth of July 2021?

NJ Transit will be observing the Fourth of July holiday on Monday, July 5. Riders should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to double-check arrival and departure times.

PATH and SEPTA will be operating on its usual Monday schedules on July 5.

Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations open on July 5?

All Motor Vehicle Commission locations are usually closed on Sundays, but they will also be closed on Monday, July 5, to observe the 4th of July holiday.

Additionally, New Jersey state offices and courts will also be closed on Monday.

When is the next federal holiday?

The next federal holiday is Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021.

For more information about the history of the Fourth of July, check out the video below:

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