Fourth of July: What’s open, what’s closed
- The Fourth of July has been celebrated as the beginning of American freedom
- The fourth of July falls on a Monday this year
- Here is a list of the 2022 shops and services that will be open on 4th of July
The fourth of July falls on a Monday this year. Many individuals will thus be able to take advantage of a three-day weekend. Given the importance of this federal holiday, many establishments and services might be closed today. However, a lot of the shops may also stay open. Some may even have weekend sales. Here is a list of the 2022 shops and services that will be available as you prepare for the fireworks.
- Essentials Shopping: The Fourth of July is a closed day for Walmart and Target, so you have plenty of time to pick some last-minute stuff for your grill. Pharmacies inside stores could have fewer hours of operation.
- Pharmacies - The majority of large national drugstore chains are open on July 4 but may operate with shortened or altered hours.
- Shopping Malls: On July Fourth, malls are open and a lot of the businesses are having holiday deals.
- Restaurants: Yes, the majority of eateries are open on July 4th.
- Banks: Banks are closed too on July 4th.
- Stock Market: No, due to the government holiday, the financial markets are closed on Monday.
- Government Offices: All municipal, county, state, and federal offices are closed on 4th July.
- Trash & Recycling Services: This week, trash and recycling pickup will be postponed by one day, according to the Syracuse mayor's office. There may be various schedules for other municipal and commercial haulers.
- Post offices: No, there won't be any mail delivery on 4th July since U.S. Post offices are closed on federal holidays.
- Libraries: Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the Onondaga County libraries are closed on Monday. By using the county website, you may verify your branch.
The increasing dissent towards Great Britain's ruling monarchs served as the cause for this historical event. Prior to 1776, the colonies were governed by British law and had to pay hefty import taxes on items like sugar, coffee, tea, and alcohol.
The American colonies refused to continue paying such a huge amount of taxes to a nation thousands of miles away without representation in Parliament. They did this by sticking to and fighting for their motto "No taxation without representation."
The infamous Boston Tea Party, which was held on December 16, 1773, was an American protest against the English king's new tax on tea in response to the demands. 342 cartons of the heavily taxed tea, which represented oppression to the colonists, were dumped into Boston's harbour.
The American War of Independence followed, with George Washington, who would eventually become the first president, commanding the US Army.
On July 4th, celebrations around the nation include fireworks, parades, and concerts to commemorate the beginning of American freedom. Family barbecues are another well-liked American Fourth of July tradition.
During all the festivities, the blue, white, and red hues of the star-spangled banner must be present somewhere. Even while Americans like displaying their flag frequently, even on regular days, on July 4th, flags are literally everywhere—on TV, in stores, on automobiles, and in newspaper advertisements. Even dogs are decked out in blue, white, and red in honour of the American flag.