Memorial Day 2020 is Monday, May 25.
It’s an American holiday dedicated to honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, and it is always observed on the last Monday of May. Traditions usually include attending parades, which will be virtual this year, and family barbecues.
Originally known as Decoration Day during the Civil War era, Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971.
Here is everything to know about Memorial Day 2020.
Yes. Memorial Day is the fourth federal and state holiday of the year. It is one of several holidays whose date changes each year in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Others include Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day.
No. United States Postal Service offices will not be open.
There will be no regular mail delivery on Memorial Day.
Most bank drive-thru services will not be open. In-person bank services have been halted or limited indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The following banks are scheduled to be closed on Memorial Day:
Most supermarkets will remain open or have reduced hours.
Shoppers should ultimately check with their local supermarket for specific information on opening and closing hours, as it can vary by location.
The following major supermarket chains in New Jersey are scheduled to be open on Memorial Day:
- Acme (7 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- Aldi (9 a.m.- 6 p.m.)
- BJ’s Wholesale Club (9 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- Foodtown (varies by store)
- Lidl (8 a.m.- 7 p.m.)
- ShopRite (varies by store)
- Stop & Shop (7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.)
- Trader Joe’s (9 a.m.- 8 p.m.)
- Walmart (7 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.)
- Wegmans (7 a.m.- 10 p.m.)
- Whole Foods (9 a.m.- 7 p.m.)
The following major supermarket chains in New Jersey are scheduled to be closed on Memorial Day:
While some stores will choose to close on Memorial Day, most will remain open. Some even may be offering sales and deals to celebrate the federal holiday.
Here are essential stores confirmed to be open, according to a report by Country Living:
- CVS: (7 a.m.– 8 p.m.)
- Home Depot: (6 a.m.- 8 p.m.)
- Lowe’s: (6 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- Sam’s Club: (9 a.m.- 6 p.m.)
- Target: (7 a.m.– 8:30 p.m.)
- Walgreens: (9 a.m.- 9 p.m.)
- Walmart: (7 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.)
There are plenty of online sales for Memorial Day. Here are just a few:
Dining areas are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but most restaurants should be open for takeout and delivery. Patrons should check with specific restaurants for exact hours and information.
Here are chain restaurants confirmed to be open, according to a report by Delish:
PATH will operate on a Sunday schedule besides its Journal Square-33 Street (via Hoboken) and Newark-World Trade Center lines.
Online processing of some documents are also available on Motor Vehicle Commission’s website.
The next federal holiday is Independence Day on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
For more information about the history of Memorial Day, check out the video below:
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