Most shops are open from Tuesdays through Fridays from 9am to 6pm. On Saturdays, the shops generally open at 9am and close at 5pm. On Mondays, the shops are open from 1pm, department stores usually from 11am. In many places there is a long Thursday or Friday, when the shops are open until 9pm. In the big cities, the shops are often open on Sundays.