Sunday, April 16 is Easter Sunday. Easter is one of the first major holidays in the year and has some people confused as to what’s open and what’s closed each year. When it comes to widely recognized religious holidays, even the most organized people can become a little confused. Will banks be open? Will post offices be open? Will the stock market close? What about your favorite retail store: Target?
Many people will be wondering if places like Walmart, Target, Costco and other popular retail stores will be open on Easter Sunday and the days surrounding the holiday. Target is one of the leading retail stores in the United States so many people are wondering whether it will be open for Easter.
Is Target open on Easter?
Target stores are closed on Easter Sunday. Christmas Day and Easter are the only two holidays that Target stores are closed. On Thanksgiving, Target stores are open for limited hours. Most of the other holidays Target keeps its doors open, however, Easter it will not be open.
What holidays does Target close?
Sunday, January 1: Target stores are open on New Year’s Day
Monday, January 16: Target stores are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, February 14: Target stores are open on Valentine’s Day
Monday, February 20: Target stores are open on Presidents’ Day
Friday, March 17: Target stores are open on St. Patrick’s Day
Friday, April 14: Target stores are open on Good Friday
Sunday, April 16: Target stores are closed on Easter Sunday
Monday, April 17: Target stores are open on Easter Monday
Sunday, May 14: Target stores are open on Mother’s Day
Monday, May 29: Target stores are open on Memorial Day
Sunday, June 18: Target stores are open on Father’s Day
Tuesday, July 4: Target stores are open on Independence Day
Monday, September 4: Target stores are open on Labor Day
Monday, October 9: Target stores are open on Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 31: Target stores are open on Halloween
Saturday, November 11: Target stores are open on Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 23: Target stores are open on Thanksgiving Day, but for limited hours
Friday, November 24: Target stores are open on Black Friday for extended hours
Monday, December 25: Target stores are closed on Christmas Day
Sunday, December 31: Target stores are open on New Year’s Eve
Monday, January 1: Target is closed on New Year’s Day 2018
Is there an Easter Sale?
Easter is a holiday in which many people are buying things to celebrate with their children and family. You may need to buy things for Easter dinner or buy things for your child’s Easter basket. If you want to shop for any of those things at Target, you will have to go before Sunday, April 16.
Target may also be having a sale for things like cleaning supplies in the “spring cleaning” spirit. You can check online and in your local store’s flyer for specific details. Target online will also be available all day on Sunday, however, delivery of items may be thrown off because of the holiday.
If you are wondering about a specific store’s hours on Easter (or any other holiday), you can give them a call or check their website for closings and store hours.
Photo: Flickr: Mike Mozart