Labor Day 2018 is here, marking the unofficial end of the summer, but also giving us a long weekend before we head back to work. For the federal holiday, there are usually a lot of questions like what is open, are the banks open, and will any mail be delivered? Well, we are here to answer your questions.
The holiday honors American workers and “the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.” But with the holiday comes some minor — or, depending on your perspective — major inconveniences.
Unfortunately, if you are hoping for a package or letter to arrive on Monday, Sept. 3, you’re going to have to wait one day longer.
The United States Postal Service closes down for the federal holidays which include New Year’s Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Presidents Day, and, you guessed it, Labor Day.
Labor Day is a federal holiday, meaning non-essential federal government offices are closed. Despite being off of work, federal employees will still be paid for the holiday and a number of other private-sector employees will also be receiving their pay.
That also means that most banks will be closed — or operating on very special hours — while stores could also see a slight shift in their traditional schedules.
But don’t worry, if you do have to go shopping and locate a store, there’s a chance you could run into a pretty intriguing Labor Day deal. You just won’t be able to send or receive any mail — which, yeah, does suck — but that is a sacrifice we all have to make in exchange for an extra day off.
Everyone enjoy your Labor Day on behalf of everyone here at Campus Sports. And if you enjoy some adult beverages, please drink responsibly.