I remember when stores here were only opened to 6:00 PM Mondays to Thursdays, to 7:00 PM on Fridays and noon on Saturdays. Stores were all closed on Sundays and public holidays (New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labor Day (May 1st), Pentecost Monday, June 17th (Independence Day), Bank Holiday (first Monday of August), Christmas Day, and Boxing Day (Dec. 26), as well as half-day closing on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve). It didn’t cause any problems at all. Everybody knew about it and was used to it, so everybody knew to prepare for the times stores would be closed. Today, stores are open 24/7, with some not even closing for the biggest holidays, and if they close for any reason, people complain.