Labor Day is held on the first Monday in September each year.
Unofficially the last day of summer, the holiday, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, "constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."
On Saturday the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed, as well as on Monday, Labor Day.
Here's the list of what is open and closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3:
- Banks: on U.S. Route 1 in Darien is open, as are all TDBanks.
- Restaurants, generally, unless they're normally closed on Mondays
- Grocery stores
- Other businesses: open at the owner’s discretion.
- Call ahead before heading to any of the above establishments to confirm they are open. Many retail stores or gyms/health clubs may be operating on a Sunday schedule or with limited hours.
- Banks have the option of remaining open in Connecticut, but hardly any do (see the major exception, below).
- Darien Library and other libraries
- Financial markets, such as the New York Stock Exchange
- Post offices
- Public schools that are otherwise still open this summer
- Town offices and agencies, including Town Hall and the town dump (PDF file for dump).
- State offices, including the state Department of Motor Vehicles (which will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday). (PDF file for state holidays)
- U.S. government offices.
- CT Transit commuter bus service (but see below)
- Metro-North Railroad's Grand Central north entrances will be closed.
- Costco will be closed on Monday.