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On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion, marking the end of the 40-day Lent period. Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, is observed as the day Jesus died on the cross. This year, Easter Sunday will fall on March 31st, with many Americans participating in various celebrations to honor the holiday. Despite not being a federal holiday, Easter is widely celebrated, with consumer spending estimated to reach $22.4 billion this year, according to the National Retail Federation.

Many businesses will be closed on Easter Sunday, including Target, Macy’s, Best Buy, Costco, and Sam’s Club. However, most Kroger stores and grocery stores under its umbrella will remain open. It is recommended for shoppers to confirm with local grocers before heading to the store on Easter. Additionally, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, and Homesense stores will be closed on Easter, while Walmart will remain open for business.

Financial institutions such as banks will already be closed on Sunday, with markets closed for the weekend as well. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will not be trading, but will resume normal operations on Monday. The United States Postal Service will not be delivering mail on Easter Sunday, and UPS pickup and delivery services will also be unavailable. However, UPS Store locations may be closed, with the exception of Express Critical services. Most FedEx services will not be available on Easter Sunday, although FedEx Office will be open for modified hours and Custom Critical services will be available.

Overall, Easter Sunday will be a day of celebration and reflection for Christians around the world, marking an important event in their religious calendar. While some businesses will be closed for the holiday, others will remain open to accommodate last-minute errands and shopping needs. It is advised to check with specific stores and establishments to confirm their operating hours on Easter Sunday. As always, it is important to spend time with loved ones and observe the true meaning of the holiday while enjoying the festivities and traditions associated with Easter.

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