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We’re firm believers that, aside from perhaps Christmas, 4th of July reigns supreme as one the best holiday on the calendar. This year's 2021 celebration is perhaps even more important for the fireworks and neighborhood pool parties many of us missed out on last year. As this year's July 4th falls on a Sunday, you'll hopefully be spending the time off with your family eating some delicious 4th of July recipes and maybe even trying out some virtual 4th of July party ideas. But be sure not to forget about the heart of it all—the chance to celebrate our great country’s independence with the best patriotic gear and decorations. (Need a refresher on American flag etiquette? We've got you covered.)
On the big day, if you suddenly discover you've run out of something you need, whether it's hot dog buns, bug spray, festive t-shirts, or even sparklers, you may be considering a trip to Walmart to pick everything up. But wait: is Walmart even open on July 4th?
To help you steer clear of any and all patriotic pitfalls this year, Walmart stores across the country will luckily be open during regular hours on the 4th of July. According to a spokesperson for the superstore chain, special holiday hours are only applied on Thanksgiving and Christmas, meaning you'll be good to go on Independence day. While most stores are now allowing vaccinated patrons to go maskless, you may want to grab a mask just in case — all stores are following state and local guidelines. (Still need to get the vaccine? Walmart can help with that!) Specific store schedules vary by location, so you'll still need to check what time your closet Walmart opens if you're itching to go first thing in the morning.
If you don't have a Walmart nearby, or your 4th of July plans unexpectedly get rained out, know that even more convenience and grocery stores, as well as a few restaurant chains, will follow suit and stay open on the holiday. Happy celebrating!
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