HOLIDAYS AND BUSINESS HOURS
In New York, financial and commercial activities are semi-paralyzed during the Jewish holidays.
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King's Birthday
3rd Monday January
3rd Monday February
last Monday May
1st Monday September
2nd Monday October
4th Thursday November
There are also many other unofficial holidays and special annual events in the U.S., which can make for fun and exciting travel experiences. While most businesses remain open, some services might be limited and travel could be more expensive.
Super Bowl Sunday
: Typically the first Sunday of February, this annual American football game decides which professional team is the winner of the National Football League.
: Feb. 14 is a day dedicated to celebrating love and loved ones.
St. Patrick’s Day
: March 17 is a celebration of Irish culture, with many sporting green and enjoying Irish music, food and drink.
: Oct. 31 is commonly celebrated by children who dress in costumes and receive candy or other treats by going door-to-door to people’s houses. Adults celebrate by dressing up and attending parties.
: In March or April, students receive a week of vacation. Beach and ski destinations are usually more crowded around this time.
: June to August, when most schools are out of session.
Indicative business hours:
: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am-5:00pm; Friday 9:00 am-6:00pm; Saturday 9:00 am-12:00pm; closed sundays;
: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am-5:00pm; Saturday 9:00 am-12:00pm;
: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am-9:00pm, Sunday 11:00 am-6:00pm;
: every day 8:00 am-8:00pm (some are open 24 hours a day).
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