For 2018, Veterans Day, also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, happens on Sunday, November 11th. Because it falls on a Sunday this year, Veterans Day will be observed by government entities on Monday, November 12.
Most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open on Veterans Day. However, some may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses are closed on Veterans Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on November 11, 2018:
BANKS are CLOSED on Veterans Day. Banks may be closed on Monday, November 12 as well.
BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on Veterans Day.
BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on Veterans Day.
CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Veterans Day. Many offer free breakfast, lunch, or dinner to veterans and active military personnel.
CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Veterans Day.
FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Veterans Day.
GROCERY STORES are OPEN on Veterans Day.
GOVERNMENT OFFICES will observe Veterans Day on Monday, November 12. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies will be closed on this day.
LIQUOR STORES are generally OPEN on Veterans Day. However, this may depend on which state and/or city you are located in. Most areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on Veterans Day while others prohibit these sales.
MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on Veterans Day.
PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on Veterans Day.
POST OFFICES (USPS) are CLOSED in observance Veterans Day. No mail delivery on Monday, November 12.
SCHOOLS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Monday, November 12 for Veterans Day depending on local preference. This includes grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.
SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on Veterans 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 Veterans Day 2018!