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Walmart plans to close stores on Thanksgiving

It joins Target in making the day a real holiday for their workers.

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Walmart gives workers off on Thanksgiving.

Walmart workers won't have to work this Thanksgiving..

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Black Friday deals aren't limited to just the Friday after Thanksgiving. Retailers start their sales on Thanksgiving, but this year, it'll be different at Walmart

The retail giant said Friday it's giving workers the day off on Thanksgiving due to their work during the pandemic. It joins Target , which said in January it wouldn't be open on Thanksgiving

"Closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day is an additional way the retailer is thanking associates for their dedication to serving customers and their perseverance throughout the pandemic," the company said in a press release Friday. 

Walmart also closed its stores on Thanksgiving last year due to the pandemic.