Will the post office be open on Juneteenth? Here's what will and won't be open

Juneteenth is coming up soon, and while not everyone has the holiday off, there are quite a few businesses that will be closed for the day.

Celebrations surrounding Juneteenth have been around for more than 160 years, but it has only been recognized as a federal holiday since 2021. So it makes sense that it hasn't yet gained the same momentum for businesses to close down as other holidays in the United States. Many private businesses choose to stay open on the day rather than giving employees the day off. However, most federal, state and city facilities and offices will be closed for the holiday.

Here's a look at which businesses will be open or closed.

When is Juneteenth?

In 2024, Juneteenth will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 19.

Is USPS, FedEx, UPS open on Juneteenth?

Regular mail will not be delivered on Wednesday, June 19 as the United States Postal Service will not be open. FedEx and UPS will both be fully operating on the holiday.

Will banks be open on Juneteenth?

As it is a federal holiday, all banks and credit unions typically close for Juneteenth observation, so make sure to stop by on Monday or Tuesday if you need something done.

What stores are open on Juneteenth?

Most stores choose to stay open for the holiday. No major retailers or grocers have made announcements about closing for the holiday. You should call any local stores ahead of time if you plan on visiting one and ask if they'll be open.

Are restaurants are open on Juneteenth?

Individual businesses decide whether or not they would like to be open on Juneteenth. As not all companies give their employees the day off, many restaurants choose to stay open for the federal holiday.

This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Are businesses closed for Juneteenth? Here's what will, won't be open