If you're counting down the days until Memorial Day weekend, I'm pretty confident that it has at least something to do with the fact that you're anticipating some extra hours away from the office. Many workplaces are closed in honor of the occasion, making way for a well-deserved day or two of beach, barbecue, or just being on the couch. Your office isn't the only one closed, though, and you may notice on your day-off travels that certain fixtures of your life aren't running as usual. What's closed on Memorial Day 2018? Spoiler alert: It's mostly finance-related and government-related institutions.
While the closure of some of these things might prove inconvenient, you'll be glad to know that the vast majority of stores and restaurants will be open, at most just cutting back on their hours. According to Saving Advice, most retail, grocery, and drug stores will be doing business as usual — in fact, Memorial Day is prime time for big sales for them! Major chain restaurants are also generally open on the holiday. Smaller, independently-owned eateries are more likely to take a break or change up their schedules, so call before you start choosing what you want from the menu.
These are the institutions and businesses you can count on being closed: