The public holiday of July 4, 2021 is Sunday, July 4, 2021. But since the public holiday falls on a Sunday this year, many businesses and offices observe Monday, July 5, 2021 as the official holiday.
It is 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 landmark document written by Thomas Jefferson, after the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence.
Many people celebrate the holiday by attending family barbecues, parades or fireworks.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s open and what is closed on Monday July 5, the July 4 public holiday of this year.
Is July 4th a federal holiday?
Yes, July 4th is the sixth federal and state holiday of the year.
Because the public 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.
This year, the Post recognizes Monday July 5 as a public holiday for its employees because the public holiday of July 4, 2021 falls on a Sunday, when the post office is already closed.
Does the mail leave on Monday July 5? Is there a courier delivery?
There will be no regular mail delivery on Monday, July 5, 2021.
FedEx and UPS, however, will provide basic service and delivery. Their stores will also be open, but some stores may have changed 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 on July 5 for in-person and drive-thru services to observe the July 4 holiday, as it falls on a Sunday when most banks are generally closed.
The following banks are expected to be closed on Monday July 5:
(Note: Some branches may vary by location, so it’s best to call your local bank for specific hours of operation.)
The following banks will be open on July 5, 2021:
Is the stock exchange closed on Monday July 5?
The New York Stock Exchange will observe July 4 on Monday July 5 and will be closed. The Nasdaq stock and bond markets will also be closed.
Are the stores open on Monday July 5?
Yes, most big box retailers are open on Monday July 5th. Here’s a recap of the major store opening hours for July 5, 2021, according to their websites and online shopping hours listings.
Note: Buyers should always check with their local store if times vary by location.
- Apple (varies by store)
- Barnes et 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 (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)
- Marshals (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.)
- Objective (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
- TJ 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 sales on Monday July 5?
There are a lot of online sales for July 4th, even July 5th. Here are a few :
Are NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA operating on a regular schedule on July 4, 2021?
NJ Transit will observe the July 4th public holiday on Monday July 5th. Passengers should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to verify arrival and departure times.
PATH and SEPTA will operate on their regular schedules from Monday July 5th.
Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations open July 5?
All Motor Vehicle Commission locations are generally closed on Sundays, but they will also be closed on Monday July 5 to observe the July 4 public 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, Monday September 6, 2021.
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