Here's what's open and closed on Veterans Day in Connecticut

Some people around Connecticut will be off of work Friday, as businesses will be closed for the Veterans Day holiday. Veterans Day is a day people honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The federal holiday goes back to World War I when Germany and the Allies signed a 1918 agreement to end war hostilities and went into effect “on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.” 

Will state, federal and local agencies/offices be open on the holiday?

No government-run agencies and offices will be open.

Will the DMV be open on the holiday?

According to, the DMV will be closed Friday on Veterans Day.

Will mail services (USPS, UPS, Fedex) be open on the holiday?

The United States Postal Service will be closed and will not deliver any mail or packages on the holiday. FedEx and UPS will be open and will run a normal schedule, according to the companies website.

Will there be garbage service available?

According to USA Today, garbage and recycling companies may be delayed or moved to another weekday in some cities. They advise checking with local garbage companies/providers. 

Will groceries stores, CVS and Walgreens be open on the holiday?

Grocery stores like Stop and Shop, Whole Foods and Shop Rite will be open. CVS and Walgreens will also be open, according to their websites.