AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Independence Day is on Saturday, but many government offices were closed on Friday to observe the holiday.
Justin Stevens has been busy all week with customers at, Phipps Discount Liquor in Feeding Hills, and says he expects Saturday’s 4th of July holiday to be just as busy. “We open up at regular time in the morning and I think it will be a crazy weekend you know Saturdays are busy as well, given the 4th of July, I think it’s going to be…I think sales are going to be through the roof,” Stevens told 22News.
Like many liquor stores in Western Mass., many grocery stores will also be opened with limited hours on the holiday, which has this Agawam resident relieved. “Like I said, I try sometimes to plan ahead but then there are last minute things that are like ‘Oh shoot I forgot that!’ or something like that so it really helps that they are open,” Tameka Thornhil, from Agawam, said.
If you’re looking to do your independence day celebrations somewhere other than your own backyard, all Massachusetts state parks are scheduled to be open on the 4th.
Independence Day is a federal holiday, all government offices at the federal level closed for the day Friday, but state run offices were open. That includes the RMV, which was open as normal on Friday. It will be closed as it usually is on Saturday and Sunday and re-open on Monday, July 6th.
The U.S. Postal Service also ran as normal on Friday, July 3rd, but will close its offices and not deliver mail on Saturday, July 4th.
Some bank branches were opened with limited hours on Friday, but the Massachusetts Bankers Association says most banks will also be closed on the 4th.