Monday, July 4th, the federal holiday that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, falls this year.
This holiday was made a federal holiday in 1870. Each year, it is celebrated across the country with barbecues and fireworks.
Here are some ideas for Fourth of July activities:
Monday will see the closure of all non-essential government offices and buildings.
Monday will see the United States Postal Service close. UPS stores will be closed as well and delivery and pickup services will be halted.
FedEx operations and services may be temporarily suspended during the weekend and Monday.
Monday will see the U.S. stock exchanges, including Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange, close.
Many banks will also be closed on Monday.
According to the website Store Holiday Hours, most major retailers, such as Best Buy, Target and Walmart, Home Depot, Old Navy and Publix, will be open on the Fourth.
For specific hours, check with the store. They may be different depending on where you live.