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What’s open on Halloween? Times and schedule today of Walmart, Costco, banks...

Trick or treaters rejoice, for spooky season is upon us! But many organisations will remain open for Halloween because it is not a federal holiday.

Store opening times for Halloween
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For fans of the ghoulish and the ghostly, Halloween is a major day in the calendar and the date that kick-starts the holiday season. But unlike upcoming celebrations like Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year, Halloween is not a federal holiday.

As such, most stores and places of business will be staying open on Monday, 31 October.

Almost all businesses and essential services will be following their usual operating hours, so you have a chance to pick up any last-minute Halloween costumes and stock-up on treat-or-treat goodies.

Here’s a list of some of the organisations that have confirmed that they will be sticking to regular opening hours for Halloween 2022:

Stores: Walmart, Costco, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walgreens, CVS

Banks: Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, CitiBank

Mail services: USPS, FedEx, UPS

Schools: All schools will remain open as Halloween falls on a weekday this year

What are the remaining Federal holidays for 2022?

Disappointed to learn that it’s business as usual for Halloween? Well there are three big federal holidays coming up that give you the chance to celebrate with family and friends.

The United States Office of Personnel Management has confirmed that the following dates are federal public holidays in 2022:

Friday, 11 November - Veterans Day

Thursday, 24 November - Thanksgiving Day

Monday, 26 December - Christmas Day

Note that this year the ‘holiday’ day for Christmas is on 26 December. That is because Christmas Day falls on a weekend, when most workers would not be required to work normally. As such, the federal holiday day is shifted to the Monday, 26 December so workers do not miss out on the holiday day.


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