Easter Sunday 2021 is on April 4.
It is a sacred, religious holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Popular traditions include the tale of the Easter Bunny, attending church and egg hunts.
Here is everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Easter Sunday 2021.
Easter is neither a federal nor state holiday. The next federal holiday is Memorial Day, on Monday, May 31.
Some local and chain restaurants may be offering takeout, delivery and dine-in services with a 50% capacity limit.
It’s best to call ahead and check with your local restaurants.
Some Starbucks locations also will be open. It varies by location, so it’s best to call your local Starbucks and ask.
CountryLiving.com has compiled a list of 37 Restaurants Open on Easter Sunday 2021, with some varying by location.
The following New Jersey malls are open on Easter Sunday 2021, according to their websites:
- American Dream (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
- Hudson Mall (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
- Menlo Park Mall (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
- Newport Centre (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
- The Mills at Jersey Gardens (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
- Voorhees Town Center (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
- Willowbrook Mall (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
The following New Jersey malls are closed on Easter Sunday, according to their websites:
- Rockaway Townsquare
- Bridgewater Commons
- Brunswick Square
- Cherry Hill Mall
- Cumberland Mall
- Deptford Mall
- Freehold Raceway Mall
- Hamilton Mall
- Livingston Mall
- Marketfair Mall
- Monmouth Mall
- Moorestown Mall
- Ocean County Mall
- Paramus Park Mall
- Quaker Bridge Mall
- Short Hills Mall
- The Shops at Riverside
- Westfield Garden State Plaza
- Woodbridge Center
Yes, there are tons of deals being offered online for Easter Sunday.
Here are just a few of the more popular ones out there right now:
Select supermarkets will remain open or have reduced hours, while some will be closed. Shoppers should ultimately check with their local supermarket for specific information.
The following major supermarket chains in New Jersey will be open on Easter:
- Acme (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
- BJ’s (varies by store)
- Foodtown (varies by store)
- ShopRite (varies by store)
- Stop & Shop (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
- Trader Joe’s (varies by store)
- Walmart (7 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
- Wegmans (regular hours)
- Whole Foods (varies by store)
The following major supermarket chains in New Jersey will be closed on Easter:
Select, if not most, stores will be closed on Easter Sunday.
Here are just some of the well-known stores that will be closed, according to RetailMeNot.com.
No. United States Postal Service offices are usually closed every Sunday, regardless if it’s a holiday or not.
UPS will not be delivering (except for UPS Express Critical).
FedEx’s Home Delivery will have modified services, but all other delivery will be closed (except for FedEx Custom Critical).
Select banks are closed every Sunday, which is when Easter falls. It’s best to call your local branch to check first before venturing out.
The following banks are closed for Easter Sunday, according to banks.org.
- Bank of America
- Capitol One
- Santander Bank
- TD Bank
- Wells Fargo
For NJ Transit, riders should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to double-check arrival and departure times.
Additionally, all New Jersey state offices and courts will be closed.
Memorial Day is the next federal holiday of the year, on May 31.
For more information about the history of Easter, check out the video below:
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