It's always observed on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is the holiday where we honor the lives of those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.

While many people celebrate it as the "official" start to summer, it is a holiday that a lot of people celebrate in other ways. Paying visits to cemeteries to visit loved ones, participating in parades, etc.

It's also one of those holidays where some people may get confused as to what things around Central NY are open. Here's a list of some things that you may be wondering, is it open today (being Monday) or is it closed?


Are banks open on Memorial Day? 

Most banks are closed.

Are stock markets open on Memorial Day?

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq are closed.

Are schools open on Memorial Day?

Most school districts are closed on Monday.

Are government offices open on Memorial Day?

City, county, state and federal offices are closed.

Are post offices closed on Memorial? Is there mail delivery?

The U.S. Post offices are closed on Monday. No residential or business deliveries except Holiday Premium/Priority Mail Express.

Regular mail delivery, collections and retail services resume Tuesday.

Are buses running on a regular time on Memorial Day?

Centro is running on a Sunday/holiday schedule. For information, call 442-3400 or visit Centro’s website.

Will there be trash collection on Memorial Day?

Check with your pick up service. This is what was posted by the Oneida-Herkimer County Solid Waste Authority.

CITY OF UTICA:

There will be no change in solid waste collection for the Memorial Day holiday. Please place blue bags and recyclables out according to your regular schedule.

VILLAGE OF FRANKFORT:

There will be no change in solid waste collection for the Memorial Day holiday. Please set garbage and recyclables according to your regular schedule.

Green Waste will NOT be picked up on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th. Green waste WILL be picked up on Tuesday, May 28th.

VILLAGES OF HERKIMER, ILION & MOHAWK:

There will be no change in solid waste collection for the Memorial Day holiday. Please set garbage and recyclables according to your regular schedule.

Green Waste will NOT be picked up on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th. Green waste WILL be picked up on Monday, June 3rd.

Are restaurants and stores open on Memorial Day? Will Sangertown be on regular hours?

Depends on the restaurant, depends on the store. Most have Memorial Day hours. Our suggestion is to check online for whatever you plan to visit. Sangertown Square will be open from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM.

[H/T Syracuse.com]