Veteran’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, prompting many government agencies and court systems to observe the holiday today, November 10. Here are the openings and closings you can expect:
Banks: The vast majority of banks, such as the Big Four — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citibank — should be open today and will be closed on Saturday.
Post offices: Post offices are open today but closed Saturday. Mail pickup and delivery are on the same schedule.
Libraries: Most public libraries are closed on Saturday and some may be closed today.
Federal offices: Non-essential federal offices are closed today. Federal courts are also closed.
National Parks are open Friday and will have free entrance on Saturday and Sunday. Many state parks also will be offering free admission on Veterans Day weekend.
State offices: Most state offices and courts will be closed today. However, in a few states, such as Wisconsin, which does not recognize Veterans Day as a holiday, they will remain open. And in Rhode Island the holiday is observed on Monday.
Local government offices: Like in the vast majority of states, most government offices of counties, cities, towns and other official entities are closed today.
Retail businesses: Most commercial enterprises will remain open on Friday as well as on Saturday – some may even have special Veteran’s Day sales.