What is open and what is closed on Easter Sunday

What is open and what is closed on Easter Sunday

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WASHINGTON, April 20, 2014 — Shoppers looking for places to purchase last minute chocolate bunnies or honey hams have a surprising number of options this Easter Sunday.

If you are looking for egg hunts, check your local listings. Several park districts and private organizations are hosting festivities this year.

Most drug stores are open, as are several grocery stores.

Restaurants expect to do a healthy business this Easter Sunday, and many are open and offering special Easter brunches.

Federal offices, banks and libraries are closed today.

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What is open:

Walmart and Super Walmart are open. Many 24 hour Walmart stores are maintaining their regular business hours.

Safeway, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Albertson’s and Whole Foods are open.

Many malls across the country are open. Call to check for hours at your location.

The major drug store chains, including CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid are open.

Many restaurants are open. Restaurant owners say they hope families will take advantage of their special menus to eat out for the holiday. Many fast-food chains are closed on Easter, however. Call for hours near you.

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What is closed:

Federal offices are closed as are most state offices.

Banks are closed because of the double-whammy of Sunday and a federal holiday.

Target is officially closed. Some locations are open, however, so call to check for the status of the Target in your area.

Publix is closed.

Costco is closed.

Best Buy is closed.

All stores will open regular hours on Monday.

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