Thanksgiving 2021: See what’s open and what’s closed on Thursday
Thanksgiving 2021 is Thursday, Nov. 25. It is an annual national holiday that has both religious and secular aspects, being coined as the “harvest festival” and the “festival of family.” The first Thanksgiving supposedly took place in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621. It’s celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
Here is everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Thanksgiving Day 2021:
Is Thanksgiving a federal holiday?
Thanksgiving Day is a state and federal holiday. It’s the tenth of 11 federal holidays in 2021 with Christmas to follow.
Is mail delivered on Thanksgiving Day 2021? Will the mail run on Thanksgiving?
There will be no mail delivered on Thanksgiving Day, as well as no FedEx or UPS. The only services that will be available are FedEx Custom Critical and UPS Express Critical.
Is the post office open on Thanksgiving 2021?
United States Postal Service offices will be closed, although self-service kiosks are still available in some locations for drop-offs.
Are banks open on Thanksgiving Day?
No. The following banks are scheduled to be closed for Thanksgiving Day:
Bank of America
Capital One Bank
Are stores open on Thanksgiving Day 2021?
Drug stores and pharmacies usually remain open, but the majority of retailers will be closed.
You can see a full list of stores that are open and closed on Thanksgiving here.
Will supermarkets be open on Thanksgiving Day 2021?
Many supermarkets will be open with reduced hours. Shoppers should ultimately check with their local supermarket for specific information.
The following grocery stores are open:
Acme (7 a.m. – 4 p.m. in most locations, but hours may vary in some locations)
Foodtown (varies by store)
ShopRite (varies by store)
Stop & Shop (6 a.m. – 3 p.m.; pharmacy will be closed)
Wegmans (7 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Whole Foods (varies by store)
There are some grocery stores that will be closed, though. They are:
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Are restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day 2021?
It varies by establishment. Some restaurants may be closed, while others are open and selling prepared, holiday meals to-go.
Patrons should check with specific restaurants for information.
Are malls open on Thanksgiving Day 2021?
All malls in New Jersey will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2021.
Last year, the only mall in the state that was open on the holiday was Brunswick Square, and this year they will be closed.
Simon, one of the largest mall operators in the U.S., announced all of its shopping centers, malls and properties across the country will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Are the stock markets open on Thanksgiving?
No. Stock markets will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Nasdaq trading and bond markets will also be closed.
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