What’s open on 4th of July 2012: Post offices, banks closed on Independence Day

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Wondering what’s open and what’s closed on the 4th of July 2012? Independence Day falls on Wednesday this year, so state and federal offices are closed. That means the post office and DMV are closed for the holiday. Most banks are also closed on July 4 and the stock market is not open.

However, if you need to go to Walmart or Target, most retail stores are open so you can get last-minute cookout supplies and fireworks.

Here’s the list of what is open and closed in most states on the 4th of July, 2012:

Banks Most banks are closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. However, some banks that operate branches in supermarkets may be open on a holiday schedule. Call ahead or use the ATM.

Mail delivery Independence Day is a Federal holiday so there will be no mail delivery in the United States. All U.S. Post Offices are closed on Monday, July 4, 2011.

Federal, State, and Municipal offices are all closed. This includes the DMV, so if you need to register your car or renew your license, you will have to wait a day.

The Stock Market is closed on the 4th of July.

Retail stores Most retail stores including Walmart, KMart, Target and supermarkets are open. Some are open normal business hours but others may be closing early, so call ahead to make sure.

Liquor stores are open. It’s a big day for beer, wine and cocktails. Don’t drink and drive.

Restaurants are open.

Libraries are closed.

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