We have a long three-day weekend coming up soon thanks to Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the last Monday of May, which means that it is May 31. 2021. As a federal holiday, Memorial Day commemorations shut lots of things down. However, not everything closes for the holidays. For example, you might wonder, is Target open on Memorial Day?
What is Memorial Day?
Although many people know that we celebrate Memorial Day in May, some folks don’t know what it’s all about. In case you’re wondering, Memorial Day honors those American military members who have died serving their country. We began commemorating those deaths as early as the Civil War. However, Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in the 1970s.
What Is a Federal Holiday?
The federal government recognizes certain days (ten of them each year) as federal holidays. Therefore, they close banks, courthouses, libraries, the stock market, and other government offices, organizations and services.
Memorial Day kicks off the three big patriotic federal holidays of the year. Next comes Independence Day in July. Then later in the year we recognize Veterans Day. Memorial Day differs from Veterans Day in that it recognizes specifically those soldiers who died during wars. In contrast, Veterans Day recognizes all military veterans, whether they lived or died, and whether they served during peace or wartime.
Is Target Open on Memorial Day 2021?
Although government services close down for federal holidays, retails stores don’t always opt to do to the same. You’ll find that they close for some big holidays – such as Christmas. However, they usually remain open for many of the holidays including Memorial Day. Of course, each store is different. So, what about Target?
Target has traditionally chosen to remain open for Memorial Day. They even persevered last year and opened one Memorial Day despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, yes, Target is open on Memorial Day 2021.
What Are Target’s Memorial Day 2021 Hours?
Target stores should maintain their regular Monday schedules for Memorial Day 2021. Most Target stores will open at 9 am and close at 10 pm. However, you should always check with your local store to see if their hours differ. You can use the Target store locator to find the contact info for your store. Each store’s daily hours are listed on the site. However, you can also call to confirm.
Is There a Memorial Day 2021 Sale at Target?
Not only do many retail stores open for holidays like Memorial Day, they also often use the holiday as an opportunity to have a big sale. Target is no exception. They often put summer items, picnic stuff, and the like on sale for Memorial Day. We haven’t seen any specific announcements about their sales plans for this weekend. However, you can always check their online deals and coupons to see current offers.
Generally speaking, people tend to go to Target on Memorial Day for very specific items. If you’re doing any picnics or parties for the holiday, then you might pick up last minute food, paper plates, camping chairs, etc. However, you can obviously get any other things you need while you’re there as well.
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