National Day of Mourning for George H. W. Bush: What's closed on Wednesday

Posted: 8:44 PM, Dec 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-05 02:44:00Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Americans will observe a National Day of Mourning for the Nation’s 41st president.

George H. W. Bush died at his home in Houston on Friday at the age of 94.

Here are things that will be closed to honor the former president. 

The Federal Government

All federal offices will be closed. Most federal employees will be excused from work. Employees with essential security and government services roles will have to report.

The U.S. Postal Service

All Post Offices will be closed. USPS will suspend regular mail delivery.

National Parks

Some parks may be closed or offer limited services. 

The Stock Market

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed.

The Supreme Court

The court will postpone arguments for the day.


The House of Representatives has postponed all votes for the week. The Senate will not have any votes until after the funeral.

Some banks and courts will also be closed.