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      Labor Day means BBQ and rest for many, end of summer to some

      Happy Labor Day

      Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy.

      It is largely a day of rest for many Americans. Folks mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.

      Today many will head to a barbecue or enjoy the hot bargains in store for shoppers at Labor Day sales. We'll relax, enjoy our day off from work and say thanks.

      Here is a list of what's open and what's closed in observance of the holiday:

      What's Closed:

      Government offices

      Most government offices will be closed Monday.


      Regular mail will not be delivered. Express mail will be delivered.


      U.S. financial markets will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Most banks and credit unions will be closed.


      All area schools will be closed Monday.

      What's open:

      Most grocery stores and supermarkets are open with regular hours Monday.


      Most medical providers will be closed Monday, with a few exceptions. Emergency rooms and clinics will be open.


      Convenience stores and most retail stores will be open. Look for those deep Labor Day discounts!


      Most restaurants are open, but some are regularly closed on Monday so check before going out.