With many schools already on spring break and wildly varying company vacation policies, it can be hard to keep up with what’s open and closed on Good Friday. Easter is a major holiday, but because it takes place on Sunday, some companies don’t recognize it.
That makes for a bit of a hit-or-miss affair as you attempt to run errands today. You’ll definitely want to call ahead to be safe, but here’s a quick look at what you can expect.
Are banks open on Good Friday?
Good Friday is not a federal holiday, so most banks will be open. However, 12 states recognize Good Friday as a state holiday, so branches in Connecticut, Texas, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, and North Dakota could be closed.
Will there be any mail delivery on Good Friday?
Home delivery will take place as normal—again, since it’s not a federal holiday. As you might expect, this also means UPS and FedEx will conduct business as usual, including deliveries for all divisions. In addition, all of their dropoff locations will have normal hours.
Is the stock market open on Good Friday?
No. The stock market observes Good Friday as a holiday, so the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will both be closed.
Are government offices open on Good Friday?
That depends on the state you’re in. Federal offices will be open, but since 12 states recognize the day as an official holiday, you won’t be able to access DMV offices, courts, or city halls in Connecticut, Texas, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, or North Dakota.
Which retail and grocery stores are closed on Good Friday?
Basically none. While some small businesses could be closed due to staffing crises, no major retailer shuts down for this holiday.
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