Veterans Day is celebrated every Nov. 11 with parades, ceremonies, concerts, speeches and more events across the United States. The federal holiday is typically observed on the same day every year, but if Nov. 11 falls on a weekend, it is observed on the closest weekday. This year, Veterans Day falls on Wednesday, so it will be observed Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.
Veterans Day is a national holiday that originally began as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, honoring all members of the U.S. armed services. It coincides with other holidays around the world, including Remembrance Day, marking the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. In 1954, Congress passed the bill that President Eisenhower signed, officially changing the name to Veterans Day to honor all military veterans.
The holiday is sometimes confused with Memorial Day, held in May, which recognizes those who died while in military service; and Armed Forces Day, also observed in May, which honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.
Here’s a list of what is open and closed on Veterans Day 2020:
No, most banks are closed Wednesday.
Schools are closed on most federal holidays, including Veterans Day.
Is the stock market open on Veterans Day?
Yes, the financial and stock markets will be open Wednesday. While the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq typically follow the federal holiday schedule, Columbus Day and Veterans Day are the exceptions when the markets remain open.
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