Holidays

Is Chipotle open on the Fourth of July?

You know how it goes on a summer holiday: One minute you’re poolside, sipping on a frosty drink — and then it hits you. You’re hungry — and a Chipotle burrito is the only thing that can cure this monster hunger. But wait, is Chipotle open on the Fourth of July? Despite...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 1:32pm

What stores are open July 4th?

You know how long your to-do list is on any given work week, and you can’t forget all those errands that need running in the lead up to any holiday. Now combine them together and you have next week leading up a July 4th that falls on a Wednesday. We know how hard you work daily, so we rounded...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:11pm

Are banks open on July 4th?

The 4th of July is on a Wednesday. Sure, that doesn’t make for the most exciting Independence Day ever, but it does mean you get two weekends worth of celebrating if you want double the cookouts. Even so, a Wednesday is a Wednesday, which means you’ll probably have errands just like...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 4:09pm

Are liquor stores open on the 4th of July?

Other holidays might get the reputation for being drinking holidays, but the 4th of July is right up there with the best of them. As of 2011, Americans consumed more booze on the summer holiday than Mardi Gras, Halloween or Super Bowl Sunday. But whether you want to help the celebration maintain...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2:07pm

Is Dunkin Donuts open on July 4th?

Dunkin Donuts has embedded itself deep within our coffee-loving hearts. It’s not even fair, when you think about it. They pump out qualify caffeine for a ridiculously reasonable price — not to mention offering free tastings of new offerings like frozen lemonade and free coffee giveaways...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 11:08am

Is Costco open on July 4th?

When you told your friends and family that you were throwing a huge blowout party for July 4th, you weren’t messing around. And there’s only one place that caters to the needs of cookout hosts looking to go big. Even though you might occasionally stop by for just those Costco acai bowls...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:41am

Is Starbucks open on July 4th so you can get your caffeine fix?

Your mornings start with it, your work projects are fueled by it and your dinners end with it: yes, we’re talking about coffee. You’re the kind of person who asks for regular — please, heavens, no decaf — when winding down after dinner. You sleep like a baby despite the...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:22pm

Is Target open on July 4th?

I know someone who used to joke that Target’s name should be “The $100 Store” because you never walk out having spent less than that. While I don’t know many people who can argue with their logic from personal experience, what sounds like a snarky nickname should actually be...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 2:39pm

Is Walmart open on July 4th in case you run out of cookout supplies?

You host the family cookouts every year, which means you’re no stranger to the pre-party and mid-party Walmart run. Not even the greatest grill master or host can anticipate everything, like your burger-loving crowd suddenly deciding they all want hot dogs, but that doesn’t matter when...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:03pm

What happens when July 4th is on a Wednesday?

Let’s all be honest with each other: We’re all just counting down the days until the next long weekend. The summer, in all its relaxing glory, general packs three of those into the always-too-short season: Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. But what happens when July 4th is on a...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 1:31pm

Wait, is today Father’s Day?

You have a plan in place for Mother’s Day, and it’s memorized. After all, your mom would freak if you forgot her special day. But dad’s more laid back, so you’re never quite sure about his holiday. You know it’s in early June and now you’re freaking out a little...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 12:04pm

Is Starbucks open on Memorial Day, and what about other coffee shops?

We’ll tell you from first-hand experience: caffeine addictions don’t take holidays. You don’t want to end your long weekend with a full-out migraine — especially when there are parades and cookouts on the line — so you don’t blame you if you have one question...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:59pm

Are liquor stores open on Memorial Day? Where can you buy booze?

Memorial Day is sort of the mullet of federal holidays. At the beginning of the day, it’s all business, and we take honoring the soldiers who have served the United States very seriously. Then when the parades are done and we’ve paid our respects, it’s time to relax, barbecue and...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:45am

What's open and closed on Memorial Day?

Maybe you’re planning a big blowout to celebrate the arrival of summer and honor the soldiers who have served the United States. Maybe you just want to get your errands done and enjoy a burger sometime over the course of the long weekend. No matter where you fall in the spectrum, you’re...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:31pm

Is McDonald's open on Memorial Day? Because nothing beats the heat like a McFlurry

Memorial Day means summer is here. If you’re a fast food lover, that means the long weekend is the perfect excuse to usher in the season by hitting your favorite drive-thru and adding a McFlurry to your standard order. But wait, is McDonalds open on Memorial Day? The fast food giant boasts...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:08pm

Is Costco open on Memorial day? What about Walmart?

You go big for the three-day weekend that ushers in the warmer weather and celebrates the soldiers that served the United States. You’re the resident grill master or the hostess with the mostest. That first barbecue of the summer is yours, all yours, and you hold it every year —...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:42am

Ramadan 2018: When it starts, how to greet your friend who's celebrating and more

Christmas trees for Ramadan 2018? One Detroit-area mom is celebrating the Muslim Holy Month by bending fake Christmas trees into crescent moons in anticipation of the holiday. And, yes, they’re even decorated with lights. “Obviously, Ramadan’s important,” Baydoun Bazzi, the...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 1:27pm

All the ways to watch Star Wars online for May the 4th

Tomorrow is May the 4th, a day that Star Wars fans have claimed as an unofficial holiday celebrating George Lucas' famous intergalactic series. While many who are either not as fanatic about the films or just have never been fans to begin with are trying to avoid "May the 4th be with you...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:14pm

Is Cinco de Mayo the Day of the Dead?

Cinco de Mayo is one of those holidays — like St. Patrick’s Day — that Americans love to celebrate, but don’t really understand what it’s all about. Some assume Cinco de Mayo is synonymous with The Day of the Dead. But, is Cinco de Mayo the Day of the Dead? It’s...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1:09pm

What is Arbor Day and why do we celebrate it?

French President Emmanuel Macron might’ve trolled President Donald Trump earlier this week by giving him a tree, but the ceremonial planting was also the perfect way to kick off Arbor Day. Though not as well known as the other environmental holiday in April (Earth Day), it serves as an...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:10pm