Good Friday 2019: What’s open, what’s closed? Banks, post office, mail delivery, stock markets, schools
Good Friday falls on April 19 in 2019. The holiday symbolizes the day that Christians believe Jesus Christ was crucified. The holiday is followed by Easter Sunday which honors the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian faith.
Passover also begins on the evening of April 19. It ends on the evening of April 27.
Is Good Friday a holiday?
Good Friday is not one of the 10 federal holidays in the United States. The next federal holiday in 2019 is Memorial Day on May 27.
However, Good Friday is observed as one of New Jersey’s 12 state holidays in 2019. New Jersey is one of the 12 states in the U.S. that closes the state government and courts on Good Friday. The others are Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Texas and Tennessee.
Is the post office open on Good Friday? Will mail be delivered?
Mail will be delivered on Good Friday and post offices will be open. The next postal holiday isn’t until Memorial Day.
Are banks open on Good Friday?
Since it’s not a federal holiday, banks are open on Good Friday, but be sure to check with your local branches or credit unions for hours of operation, as individual branches may choose to close.
Are UPS and FedEx open on Good Friday?
Both FedEx and UPS will be operating and delivering packages on Good Friday. FedEx has modified service for its FedEx Express and Freight services.
Is the stock market open on Good Friday?
The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq are both closed on Good Friday. Bond markets may also close early Thursday afternoon ahead of the Easter holiday weekend. Markets will be back on their usual schedule on Monday.
Are schools open on Good Friday?
The majority of New Jersey public schools are closed for Good Friday, and many schedule an extended spring break either before or after Easter weekend. Some districts use Good Friday as a makeup day for snow days during winters when there are lots of cancellations.
Are Walmart, Target, Costco and other stores and malls open on Good Friday?
There should be no problems shopping for last minute Easter basket items as stores and malls – including Walmart, Target and Costco remain open on Good Friday.
What is the NJ Transit schedule on Good Friday?
NJ Transit observes Good Friday as a holiday. Most rail lines are running normal service, but you should always check to see whether your bus, light rail or train service is running on a holiday or special service schedule. Holidays on NJ Transit are observed from 7 p.m. the day before the holiday to 6 a.m. on the day after the holiday.
The PATH trains will run on a normal weekday schedule this year.
Can I renew my driver’s license on Good Friday?
Since New Jersey observes Good Friday as a state holiday, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will be closed. The motor vehicle offices will reopen on Monday.
What’s the weather forecast for Good Friday in N.J.?
The weather forecast for Good Friday looks grim. The National Weather Service is calling for heavy rain with the potential for flash flooding, coastal flooding and gusty winds along with a risk of severe thunderstorms primarily after 2 p.m. on Friday. The nasty weather is expected to continue into Saturday.
The rest of Easter weekend should bring better weather.
When are Good Friday and Easter Sunday next year?
Easter is on April 12 in 2020 and April 4 in 2021. Good Friday falls on April 10 in 2020 and April 2 in 2021.
The Eastern Orthodox Church, however, observes Easter Sunday a week later.