Easter 2022 is Sunday, April 17.
It is a sacred religious holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Folk traditions include the tale of the Easter Bunny, church attendance, and egg hunts.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed this Easter 2022.
Is Easter a federal holiday?
Easter is neither a federal holiday nor a national holiday. The next federal holiday is Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.
Is the post office open on Easter Sunday?
No. United States Postal Service offices are generally closed every Sunday, whether or not it is a holiday.
Is there mail delivery on Easter Sunday? Will the mail be executed?
There will be no regular mail delivered on Easter. Only Priority Mail Express and Amazon packages (Prime members only) are delivered on Sundays.
UPS will not deliver (except for UPS Express Critical) and limited UPS outlets will be open.
FedEx home delivery will be open, as well as FedEx Custom Critical and FedEx Trade Networks. FedEx Office will operate under modified hours. All other services will be closed.
Are the banks open on Easter Sunday?
The following banks are closed for Easter Sunday, according to banks.org.
However, many banks are closed every Sunday, i.e. when Easter falls, so if your bank is not listed above, it is always best to call your local branch first to confirm before venturing out.
Are the restaurants open over Easter?
Most restaurants are expected to be open around Easter, and some may offer brunch or dinner specials to celebrate the occasion.
It’s best to call ahead and check with your local restaurants for hours of operation.
Which fast food restaurants are open at Easter? Is McDonald’s open? Starbuck?
Most McDonald’s locations will be open over Easter, according to CountryLiving.com. Be sure to check the McDonald’s store locator for local hours.
Select Starbucks locations will also be open. This varies by location, so it’s best to call your local Starbucks and ask.
You can also try restaurant-style chains like Denny’s and IHOP.
CountryLiving.com has compiled a list of 37 restaurants open on Easter Sunday 2022, with some varying by location.
Are grocery stores open on Easter Sunday?
Some supermarkets will remain open or have reduced hours, while some will be closed. Buyers should ultimately check with their local supermarket for specific information.
The following major supermarket chains in New Jersey are expected to be open this Easter:
- Acme (7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
- BJ’s (varies by store)
- Foodtown (varies by store)
- ShopRite (varies by store)
- Stop & Shop (6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
- Trader Joe’s (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
- Walmart (6 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
- Wegmans (6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
- Whole Foods (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
The following major supermarket chains in New Jersey will be closed this Easter:
Which stores are open at Easter 2022?
While some stores will remain open on Easter Sunday 2022, several popular retailers will be closed. This includes Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kohl’s, Lowe’s and TJ Maxx.
See the full list of open and closed stores, along with hours of operation, by going here.
Are there sales at Easter 2022?
Yes. The following retailers are among those offering Easter sales:
Do NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA operate on a regular schedule?
NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA operate on their regular weekend schedules.
For NJ Transit, passengers should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to check arrival and departure times.
Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations open on Easter Sunday?
Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) offices will not be open on Easter Sunday. Online processing of certain documents is available on the Motor Vehicle Commission website.
Additionally, all New Jersey state offices and courts will be closed.
Are the scholarships open on Easter Sunday?
The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq are closed on weekends, whether it’s a holiday or not.
When is the next federal holiday?
Memorial Day is the next federal holiday of the year, May 30.
For more information on the Easter story, watch the video below:
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