Stores Open on Memorial Day Include Home Depot, Lowe's, Target and More

On Memorial Day, federal services such as USPS mail delivery will be unavailable and banks will be closed. But will stores be open on Memorial Day?

Memorial Day, a holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, the holiday originated in the years following the Civil War and became a federal holiday in 1971.

On federal holidays, non-essential federal services close, but private businesses generally stay open. Most stores will therefore be open on Memorial Day, though not all of them.

Many major stores such as Target and Walmart will also offer Memorial Day deals, both in-store and online. Find out below which stores are open or closed today.

Store Hours on Memorial Day

Home Depot will be open with its normal Monday hours and Lowe's will be open and hosting a Memorial Day sale. Best Buy will also be open today.

Kohl's will be open with a Memorial Day sale, as will Old Navy. Most Sears stores will also be open today, and Macy's will be open and hosting a sale. TJ Maxx will also be open and most stores will follow regular business hours.

Costco is closed on Memorial Day, as well as New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Target stores will be open on Memorial Day but hours will vary by location. Walmart will also be open following regular business hours, which also vary by store.

Most grocery stores will be open on Memorial Day, such as Kmart, Kroger, and Publix, which will be operating with their regular hours. Albertsons will also be open as usual, as will Fred Meyer. Sam's Club will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. local time.

Aldi will be open but operating with limited hours, and Safeway customers should check the hours of their local store. Trader Joe's will be open today, as will Whole Foods, but check with your local store for its exact hours.

7-Eleven tends to stay open on most holidays but stores may be operating with limited hours.

Pharmacies and convenience stores will be open on Memorial Day, including CVS Pharmacy, Duane Reade, Rite Aid, and Walgreens, though they may operate with reduced hours depending on location.

BJ's Wholesale Club will be open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Memorial Day. Dollar General and Family Dollar will also be open, though store hours may vary.

The Home Depot
The Home Depot store on August 14, 2018, in El Cerrito, California. The Home Depot is among the stores open on Memorial Day. Justin Sullivan/Getty