May 23, 2024 - Business

What's open and closed on Memorial Day in Philadelphia

Animated illustration of a sign reading, COME IN, WE'RE OPEN flipping over to read SORRY, WE'RE CLOSED.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Philadelphia schools, offices and some businesses are closing for Memorial Day.

Why it matters: The nation pays respects to its fallen military personnel every year on the last Monday of May, which also coincides with the unofficial start of summer.

Banks closed Memorial Day and no mail

Most of the nation's banks follow the Federal Reserve holiday schedule and are closed Monday.

  • The U.S. Postal Service and all post offices are closed, but will still deliver Priority Mail Express.
  • Most UPS and FedEx services aren't available Memorial Day.
  • Stock markets are also closed.

These schools and government offices are closed:

Stores and restaurants

Most stores and restaurants are open, with many offering sales over the holiday weekend.

Grocery stores

Giant, Acme, Whole Foods, South Philly Food Co-Op, Trader Joe's, Weavers Way Co-op and Aldi are open but some stores have reduced hours.


The Fashion District, King of Prussia mall, Philadelphia Mills and Cherry Hill Mall are open.

  • Yes, but: The Shops at Liberty Place in Center City are closed.

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