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Trying to figure which businesses are open on what days or not can be a bit confusing.
So, is Saturday a business day?
Government offices, banks, and most businesses are closed on Saturday. But it is not a legal holiday – which means that public transportation and shops remain open. So the answer depends on your specific location and the type of business
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Types of Businesses Open on Saturday
Some types of businesses are always open, irrespective of the day of the week:
Government offices and services such as passport offices tend to be open for longer hours on Saturdays than other days of the week.
Businesses that serve travelers – such as hotels, restaurants, and shops in airports – tend to be open seven days a week. So if you need to do some shopping during your layover or stopover, make sure you take advantage of this.
Businesses such as supermarkets and retail shops may be open on the weekend in large cities, but not necessarily outside them. Some shopping malls have adopted a “Saturday-only” policy that allows shoppers access from Friday evening to Sunday evening on a specified weekend each month.
Businesses that operate in industries such as tourism, entertainment, or show business may choose to open on a Saturday and charge premium prices because of the lack of competition at that time.
If certain businesses are not closed on Saturday, it does not mean they will be open either: Some places are only partially open for one hour or open on a Saturday but not very busy.
Businesses closed on Saturday include Public schools and universities, cinemas, laundromats, most hospitals, medical centers, museums, post offices, and libraries. Restaurants and pubs usually do not serve food past the lunch hour (usually around 14:00). Many shops – particularly supermarkets, convenience stores, and retail shops – are only open until around 18:00 to 20:00. Conservatories of flowers tend to close at midday on Saturdays.
Temporary businesses that may be closed on Saturday include Tourist information centers, travel agencies, car rental companies, and gas stations in rural areas or small towns. Many tourist attractions stay open one day on Saturday and close on Sundays. Banks are closed for the weekend, but ATMs are usually open all days of the week. We hope this article helped give you a better idea on if Saturday is a business day or not.
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