Open or Closed on Easter Sunday April 16

In recent years, more stores and restaurants have began opening on Easter Sunday. Locations which were formerly closed have now decided to open on Easter. Some stores and restaurants remain closed, however. Most shopping malls and shopping centers are also closed on Easter Sunday.

At most locations, these stores will be OPEN on Easter Sunday: Advance Auto Parts, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dillons, Fred Meyer, The Home Depot, Hy-Vee, Kmart, Kroger, Lowe’s, Meijer, Menards, Old Navy, Safeway, Toys R Us, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Walgreens, and Winn-Dixie.

At most locations, these stores will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday: Academy Sports + Outdoors, ALDI, Belk, Best Buy, Costco Wholesale, Cub Foods, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Office Depot, Office Max, Publix, Sam’s Club, Sports Authority, Staples, and Target.

At most locations, these restaurants will be OPEN on Easter Sunday: Applebee’s, Bob Evans, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Denny’s, Golden Corral, Hooters, Krystal, Miller’s Ale House, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Ryan’s, Starbucks, and White Castle.

At most locations, these restaurants will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday: Arby’s, Chick-fil-A, Church’s Chicken, Hardee’s, KFC, McDonald’s, Old Chicago, Papa John’s Pizza, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Popeyes, Quiznos, Taco Bell, Texas Roadhouse, Wendy’s, and Whataburger.

For our Canadian friends: many locations in Canada are open on Easter Sunday. However, stores in some provinces are required to close on Good Friday and/or Easter Sunday. Generally, stores in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon are permitted to be open both days. Stores in the provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Prince Edward Island are required to close on Good Friday. Stores in the provinces of Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec are required to close on Easter Sunday. All stores in all provinces are allowed to open on Easter Monday.

Many restaurants are franchise operations, so Easter Sunday hours and open/closed status may vary from what is listed on this site. This is especially true for fast food chains. As always, our best advice is to CALL the location you’re planning to visit to confirm their Easter holiday schedule before heading out. For stores and restaurants not listed above, just search this site! Happy Easter, everyone!

Open or Closed St. Patrick’s Day Friday March 17

Just a reminder: St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, March 17, 2017. I know you’re excited that St. Pattie’s Day falls on a Friday this year! Unfortunately, this probably doesn’t mean that you will get the day off from work or school. Although St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse for a party, it is not a federal or state holiday. This means it is usually not considered a holiday for the purpose of having special hours of operation. Most restaurants, stores, shopping centers and malls will be open regular hours on St. Patrick’s Day.

Even though most retailers will not have special St. Patrick’s Day shopping hours, don’t think there won’t be plenty of sales and deals! These days, March 17 is a lot more than eating corned beef and cabbage while drinking green beer! Many stores, restaurants, and malls now have St. Patrick’s Day sales and/or special discount deals and events on or around the holiday. Check with your favorite places of business to see who is having the biggest and best shopping events in your area. Restaurant promotions usually involve traditional Irish menu items and drinks at reduced prices. If you’re going to be out celebrating, be smart and let someone else do the driving. Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2016, everyone!

Complete List of U.S. & Canada Holidays

If you’re looking for special holiday sales and deals, you need to know about all the holidays! Everyone knows when Christmas Day and Easter Sunday occur, but what about Earth Day or Stepfamily Day? Given today’s “challenging” economy, stores, restaurants, and shopping malls will use any holiday they can find to hold special sales, promotions, and events. This includes the minor, lesser-known holidays. Here’s a complete list of 2017-2018 holidays which are celebrated in the United States and Canada:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Ash Wednesday
Sunday, March 12, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time Begins
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – Pi Day
Friday, March 17, 2017 – St. Patrick’s Day
Thursday, March 23, 2017 – National Puppy Day
Monday, March 27, 2017 – Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day (Hawaii)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – National Doctors’ Day
Saturday, April 1, 2017 – April Fools’ Day
Sunday, April 9, 2017 – Palm Sunday
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – National 8-Track Tape Day
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – National Pet Day
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – National Submarine Day
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – National Barber Shop Quartet Day
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – National Cheese Fondue Day
Friday, April 14, 2017 – Good Friday
Saturday, April 15, 2017 – Record Store Day
Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday
Monday, April 17, 2017 – Easter Monday
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – Tax Day (many deals and freebies at stores and restaurants)
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Earth Day
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – Administrative Professionals’ Day aka Secretaries’ Day
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – National Teacher Appreciation Day
Thursday, May 4, 2017 – Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You!)
Friday, May 5, 2017 – Cinco de Mayo (big day for Mexican restaurant deals!)
Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Free Comic Book Day
Sunday, May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day
Saturday, May 20, 2017 – Armed Forces Day
Monday, May 22, 2017 – Victoria Day (Canada except Quebec)
Monday, May 22, 2017 – National Patriots’ Day (Canada: Quebec)
Monday, May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day
Friday, June 2, 2017 – National Doughnut Day
Sunday, June 4, 2017 – Pentecost Sunday
Monday, June 5, 2017 – Pentecost Monday
Sunday, June 11, 2017 – King Kamehameha Day (Hawaii)
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – Flag Day
Sunday, June 18, 2017 – Father’s Day
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – National Aboriginal Day (Canada: Northwest Territories)
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – St. Jean Baptiste Day (Canada: Quebec)
Monday, June 26, 2017 – Discovery Day (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Saturday, July 1, 2017 – Canada Day (Canada)
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – Independence Day aka “The Fourth of July”
Sunday, July 9, 2017 – Nunavut Day (Canada: Nunavut)
Friday, July 14, 2017 – Bastille Day
Sunday, July 23, 2017 – National Hot Dog Day
Sunday, July 23, 2017 – Parents’ Day
Monday, July 24, 2017 – Pioneer Day (Utah)
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – National Chicken Wing Day
Sunday, July 30, 2017 – National Cheesecake Day
Monday, August 7, 2017 – Civic Holiday (Canada: Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario)
Monday, August 7, 2017 – Heritage Day (Canada: Alberta)
Monday, August 7, 2017 – Natal Day (Canada: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island)
Monday, August 7, 2017 – New Brunswick Day (Canada: New Brunswick)
Monday, August 7, 2017 – Saskatchewan Day (Canada: Saskatchewan)

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – National Vinyl Record Day
Sunday, August 20, 2017 – National Radio Day
Monday, August 21, 2017 – Discovery Day (Canada: Yukon)
Saturday, August 26, 2017 – National Dog Day
Monday, September 4, 2017 – Labor Day
Monday, September 4, 2017 – Labour Day (Canada)
Sunday, September 10, 2017 – Grandparents’ Day
Monday, September 11, 2017 – Patriot Day (9/11)
Saturday, September 17, 2017 – Stepfamily Day
Monday, September 18, 2017 – Citizenship Day aka Constitution Day
Monday, September 18, 2017 – National Cheeseburger Day
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Talk Like a Pirate Day
Friday, September 22, 2017 – Native Americans’ Day (California)
Friday, September 29, 2017 – National Coffee Day
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – National Taco Day
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – National CB Radio Day (thank you, Jimmy Carter!)
Monday, October 9, 2017 – Columbus Day
Monday, October 9, 2017 – Native Americans’ Day (South Dakota)
Monday, October 9, 2017 – Thanksgiving Day (Canada)
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Sweetest Day
Monday, October 16, 2017 – Boss’s Day
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – National Pasta Day
Friday, October 27, 2017 – Nevada Day
Sunday, October 29, 2017 – National Cat Day
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – Halloween
Friday, November 3, 2017 – National Sandwich Day
Sunday, November 5, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – Election Day
Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Veterans’ Day
Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Remembrance Day (Canada)
Thursday, November 23, 2017 – Thanksgiving Day (United States)
Friday, November 24, 2017 – Black Friday
Monday, November 27, 2017 – Cyber Monday
Thursday, December 7, 2017 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – Hanukkah begins at sunset
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – Hanukkah ends at nightfall
Saturday, December 23, 2017 – Festivus. Is Festivus for the rest of us a real holiday? You decide!
Sunday, December 24, 2017 – Christmas Eve
Monday, December 25, 2017 – Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 – Kwanzaa begins
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 – Boxing Day (Canada)
Sunday, December 31, 2017 – New Year’s Eve
Monday, January 1, 2018 – New Year’s Day
Monday, January 1, 2018 – Kwanzaa ends
Monday, January 15, 2018 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday, February 2, 2018 – Groundhog Day
Sunday, February 4, 2018 – Super Bowl Sunday
Monday, February 12, 2018 – Abe Lincoln’s Birthday
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday (New Orleans & Gulf Coast)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – Valentine’s Day
Monday, February 19, 2018 – Presidents Day & George Washington’s Birthday
Monday, February 19, 2018 – Family Day (Canada: Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan)
Monday, February 19, 2018 – Islander Day (Canada: Prince Edward Island)
Monday, February 19, 2018 – Louis Riel Day (Canada: Manitoba)
Monday, February 19, 2018 – Nova Scotia Heritage Day (Canada: Nova Scotia)
Thursday, February 22, 2018 – National Margarita Day

Check around for special sales and promotional events in your area which are held on these holidays. Also, be aware of early/late opening and closing times for stores, restaurants, and shopping malls on specific holidays. Any holiday is an excuse for a sale, often with extended holiday hours of operation. As always, call ahead to confirm open/closed status and hours before heading out.