Here's a breakdown of which businesses are open this holiday.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
City, Town, State and Federal offices and facilities are closed: This includes schools, libraries and the Postal Service. Only emergency services are available. Restaurants, bars: Some will be open. Check for special hours. Convenience stores: Many are open, check for special hours Supermarkets: Closed Retail stores: Most are closed, some are opening tonight with special pre-Black Friday sales. Liquor stores: Closed Except in the case of city, town, state and federal offices, many establishments in the categories listed above will reopen on Friday, Nov. 23. In addition, the Postal Service will resume mail delivery on Friday, Nov. 23. Other government offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26.
A little bit about Thanksgiving and what the holiday means for you.
1. A Little History: Though the autumn feast shared by colonists in Plymouth and the Wampanoags shared in the 1620s is acknowledged as one of the first Thanksgiving dinners, the History Channel tells us it was not a national holiday until 1863 when, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day would be held in November. 2. What It Means for You: Besides that you're probably feasting with family and/or friends, Thanksgiving is a day when municipal offices, schools, libraries and many businesses shut down. School will be back in sesson on Monday, while town offices, save for the Senior Center, restaurants and local retailers will open back up tomorrow in anticipation of the rush of holiday …