Easter Sunday 2021: What’s open, what’s closed? Restaurants, grocery stores, banks, UPS, mail delivery

Nichole S. Gehr

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.

Is Easter a federal holiday?

Easter is neither a federal nor state holiday. The next federal holiday is Memorial Day, on Monday, May 31.

Are restaurants open on Easter Sunday?

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.

What fast-food restaurants are open on Easter Sunday? Is McDonald’s open? Starbucks?

Most McDonald’s locations will be open on Easter, according to CountryLiving.com. Make sure to check the store locator for local hours.

Some Starbucks locations also will be open. It varies by location, so it’s best to call your local Starbucks and ask.

You can also try diner-style chains like Denny’s and IHOP.

CountryLiving.com has compiled a list of 37 Restaurants Open on Easter Sunday 2021, with some varying by location.

Are malls open on Easter Sunday?

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

Are there any online shopping sales during Easter Sunday 2021?

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:

Are grocery stores open on Easter Sunday?

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:

The following major supermarket chains in New Jersey will be closed on Easter:

What stores are open on Easter Sunday?

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.

Is the post office open on Easter Sunday?

No. United States Postal Service offices are usually closed every Sunday, regardless if it’s a holiday or not.

Is there mail delivery on Easter Sunday? Will the mail run?

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 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).

Are banks open on Easter Sunday?

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
  • Chase
  • Citibank
  • Santander Bank
  • TD Bank
  • Wells Fargo

Does NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA operate on a normal schedule?

NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA are operating on its regular weekend schedules.

For NJ Transit, riders should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to double-check arrival and departure times.

Are the stock markets open on Easter Sunday?

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq trading are closed on the weekends, regardless if it’s a holiday or not.

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 some documents are available on Motor Vehicle Commission’s website.

Additionally, all New Jersey state offices and courts will be closed.

When is the next federal holiday?

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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