ALL post offices in the US operate on a federal holiday schedule.
The USPS offices are only closed for 10 holidays annually.
Is the Post Office open on Good Friday 2021?
The post office will be open on Good Friday, April 2, 2021.
They will operate on their regular schedule depending on branch location.
Additionally, UPS and FedEx will also be open on Good Friday, but both will be closed on Easter Sunday.
What else is open on Good Friday?
Since Good Friday is not a federal holiday, almost all stores and restaurants will be open for service.
Many restaurants and fast food chains, including Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Olive Garden are also open for curbside pickup, delivery, and dine-in eating.
However, dining rooms in select states remain closed or are only open to a limited capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Walmart is encouraging shoppers to order their items online and take advantage of free shipping with no minimum required.
Shoppers will also be able to choose a store pick-up option for their purchases.
They will be open on Easter Sunday, April 4, with regular store hours as well.
What is closed on Good Friday?
The stock market will be closed on Good Friday; select public libraries may also be closed as well.
In addition, private businesses may be closed or operate on a limited schedule in light of the holiday.
What is Good Friday?
Good Friday marks the final day of Lent which is the 40-day observance in which Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays.
The holiday aims to recognize Jesus dying on the cross upon his crucifixion.
The Catholic Church dictates that all Catholics 14 and older must abstain from meat and meat products every Friday of Lent, including Good Friday, and Ash Wednesday.
In addition, Catholics between 18 and 59 years old are expected to fast on Good Friday, which means they are only meant to eat one full meal without meat.
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The fasting rule has exceptions to pregnant women and people who are ill.
Liquids are allowed at any time but no snacks in between.
Good Friday is preceded by Easter Sunday, the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection after his crucifixion.