Veterans Day, celebrated every year on November 11, honours active and former US service members. Usually, the federal holiday is celebrated on November 11, but since the day falls on a Saturday this year, some are observing the holiday on Friday, November 10.
Here is what’s open and closed on Veterans Day 2023 and the day on which some will observe it.
On Friday, Federal Reserve banks will be open, but the Board of Governors will not be working. Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase branches will operate as usual on Friday and close on Saturday. TD Bank will be closed on Saturday, while Citibank will remain open on Friday and close on Saturday.
The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be trading as normal on Friday.
UPS will operate as usual on Saturday. FedEx will have modified services for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Economy on Friday, with FedEx Ground, FedEx Ground Economy, and FedEx Freight closed on Saturday. Other services will remain open.
The United States Postal Service will treat post offices normally on Friday but close them on Saturday, with no mail delivery or retail services.
Most government institutions, including DMVs and local libraries, will treat Friday as a holiday. It’s advisable to double-check the status of local services for the day.
Major retailers like Target, Walmart, Kroger, and other grocery chains will be open on both Friday and Saturday. Local stores and retailers may have alternate hours, so checking in advance is recommended.
Veterans Day is typically celebrated on November 11, but this year, with the date falling on a Saturday, some will observe the holiday on Friday, November 10. The schedule for various services may vary, so it’s essential to confirm the operating status of specific businesses and institutions.