Good Friday Closings

Good Friday Closings

Good Friday, the holy day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, is a sacred day in the life of a Christian. For many, observation can mean fasting or enjoying traditional foods on Good Friday (have you tried Ree Drummond’s amazing hot cross buns?!) followed by Easter mass on Sunday. It’s a time for reflection, and since 21% of Americans have the day off from work, there can be a bit of confusion over what is actually open on Good Friday.

Though Good Friday is not a federal holiday, it is a holiday in 12 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Texas. So, what the heck does that mean? A state holiday means that, in those particular states, courts and state offices are closed, as well as many banks, government buildings, public libraries, and schools.

Whether you’re religious or not, Good Friday is the time to prep your Easter decorations, start planning your Easter dinner, or simply run your usual weekend errands. That’s why we’ve created this ultimate guide to what’s open on Good Friday 2022. Here’s what is likely open in your local community:

Banks

If you need to run to the bank, chances are you’re in luck! Just as Good Friday is not a federal holiday, it’s also not a recognized bank holiday. However, some institutions’ hours may vary, and not every bank will be open.

The U.S. Post Office

The post office is open on both Good Friday and Easter, so you can receive and send your cute Easter baskets on time! While UPS and FedEx are open on Good Friday, they aren’t on Easter.

Public Schools

It depends. Many schools’ spring breaks actually fall over Good Friday, and the kids will be off already. Catholic schools and other private schools also frequently take the day off. Generally, though, most schools continue teaching on Friday.

Public Libraries

If you’re looking for a good book to read to the kids on Easter, you’re probably good to head over to your local library. Still, your best bet is to call ahead of time to confirm that they’ll remain open or if hours have changed.

Stores

As with the many stores and restaurants open on Easter, major retailers are usually open on Good Friday. These stores include Walmart, Starbucks, and Kroger, and Amazon will (of course) continue to deliver.

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What’s Open And What’s Closed On Good Friday

It’s Good Friday, a day of mourning for Christians around the world that marks the day Jesus died on the cross.

This Friday is also the first day of Passover, the Jewish holiday celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery.
Many Christians observe Good Friday by fasting and attending church services, while Jews mark Passover with a ceremonial meal called the Seder.
Good Friday and Passover aren’t federal holidays, so here’s what’s open and what’s closed.

Open

Most businesses and federal government offices will be open.
US post offices are open, so you’ll still get your mail. UPS and FedEx are open as well, although FedEx Express and FedEx Freight will have modified service.
Major banks will be open as well, although it’s probably worth double-checking for smaller banks.

Closed

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ and bond markets are closed.
These states observe Good Friday as a legal holiday: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.
Kentucky observes Good Friday as a half-day and Texas counts it as an optional holiday.
When in doubt about whether a place is open or closed, it’s best to check.

Here’s What Is Open and Closed on Good Friday This Year 2022

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Good Friday, the holy day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, is a sacred day in the life of a Christian. For many, observation can mean fasting or enjoying traditional foods on Good Friday (have you tried Ree Drummond’s amazing hot cross buns?!) followed by Easter mass on Sunday. It’s a time for reflection, and since 21% of Americans have the day off from work, there can be a bit of confusion over what is actually open on Good Friday.

Though Good Friday is not a federal holiday, it is a holiday in 12 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Texas. So, what the heck does that mean? A state holiday means that, in those particular states, courts and state offices are closed, as well as many banks, government buildings, public libraries, and schools.

Whether you’re religious or not, Good Friday is the time to prep your Easter decorations, start planning your Easter dinner, or simply run your usual weekend errands. That’s why we’ve created this ultimate guide to what’s open on Good Friday 2022. Here’s what is likely open in your local community:

Photo credit: gchutka - Getty Images
Photo credit: gchutka – Getty Images

Banks

If you need to run to the bank, chances are you’re in luck! Just as Good Friday is not a federal holiday, it’s also not a recognized bank holiday. However, some institutions’ hours may vary, and not every bank will be open.

The U.S. Post Office

The post office is open on both Good Friday and Easter, so you can receive and send your cute Easter baskets on time! While UPS and FedEx are open on Good Friday, they aren’t on Easter.

Public Schools

It depends. Many schools’ spring breaks actually fall over Good Friday, and the kids will be off already. Catholic schools and other private schools also frequently take the day off. Generally, though, most schools continue teaching on Friday.

Public Libraries

If you’re looking for a good book to read to the kids on Easter, you’re probably good to head over to your local library. Still, your best bet is to call ahead of time to confirm that they’ll remain open or if hours have changed.

Stores

As with the many stores and restaurants open on Easter, major retailers are usually open on Good Friday. These stores include Walmart, Starbucks, and Kroger, and Amazon will (of course) continue to deliver.

2022 UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY AND CLOSINGS SCHEDULE

HOLIDAYDATELEGACY RUTGERSLEGACY UMDNJ
New Year’s DayFriday, December 31, 2021XX
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMonday, January 17, 2022XX
Memorial DayMonday, May 30, 2022XX
JuneteenthFriday, June 17, 2022XX
Independence DayMonday, July 4, 2022XX
Labor DayMonday, September 5, 2022XX
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 24, 2022XX
Day after ThanksgivingFriday, November 25, 2022XX
Christmas DayMonday, December 26, 2022XX
Mandatory Floating Holiday/Mandatory LeaveTuesday, December 27, 2022XStaff Unions*
Mandatory Floating Holiday/Mandatory LeaveWednesday, December 28, 2022XStaff Unions*
Mandatory Floating Holiday/Mandatory LeaveThursday, December 29, 2022XStaff Unions*
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