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National Day of Mourning: What's Open and What's Closed

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Wednesday, December 5th has been declared an effective federal holiday as the nation mourns the death of former President George H.W. Bush. 

As part of President Trump's executive order, nearly all federal workers have been given the day off along with their agencies, with exceptions for those working for national security.

The Supreme Court will also be taking the day off. 

The United States Postal Service will be suspending regular mail, closing offices and retail services Wednesday. USPS will still do limited package deliveries to prevent disrupting holiday season operations. 

In addition, some national parks will be closed or have limited services to visitors. 

Major U.S. markets including the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average will also be closed Wednesday in observance of the National Day of Mourning.