Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday in the United States and Canada that celebrates the blessings of the past year.
Thanksgiving Day in the United States is observed on the fourth Thursday of November, following a joint resolution approved by Congress in 1941 and a proclamation issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942.
A lot of national retailers are keeping the doors closed on Thursday to give employees time with families and to recharge for the holidays ahead.
In both Canada and the United States, Thanksgiving is marked by gatherings of family and friends, centered around a festive meal. Traditional American dishes commonly feature turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. Parades and football games are also deeply associated with Thanksgiving celebrations.
Major retailers, including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Macy's, Sam's Club, Costco, Dick's Sporting Goods, Apple stores, Lowe's, Home Depot, TJ Maxx, Kohl's, Ulta, REI, and Michaels, have announced closures on Thanksgiving. This follows a recent trend, prioritizing employee time off before the busy Black Friday period. Verify specific holiday hours with individual stores as policies may change.
While some stores will open on Thanksgiving Day, it is advisable to anticipate shortened hours. Thanksgiving Day operating hours are expected to vary among stores, so it's recommended to verify the specific hours at your location before planning a visit. Some stores open on Thanksgiving Day include Whole Foods, CVS (open in 2022), Walgreens, Dollar General, Kroger, and Meijer.