Open or Closed on Easter Sunday April 1

For 2018, Easter happens on Sunday, April 1st. If you’re planning on spending the day shopping or dining out, be aware that many stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are closed on Easter Sunday. Others are open, but will be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Because Easter falls on a Sunday, most other businesses and offices are naturally closed. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on April 1, 2018:

BANKS are CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

BARS & CLUBS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

BIG BOX STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Easter Sunday. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

GROCERY STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Easter Sunday. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on April 1.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on April 1st while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are mostly OPEN on Easter Sunday.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are mostly OPEN on Easter Sunday. Pharmacy departments in grocery and big box stores might be closed or operating on holiday schedules.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Easter Sunday. There is no mail delivery on April 1.

SCHOOLS are CLOSED on Easter Sunday: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are generally CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

So, how do you know if specific stores, restaurants, and malls are open or closed? Just search our list! To be absolutely sure, call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Easter Sunday 2018!