The 2022 Christmas holiday is Sunday, December 25, 2022. But since the holiday falls on a Sunday this year, many businesses and offices are marking Monday, December 26, 2022 as an official holiday.
It is a holy, religious holiday around the birth of Jesus, but also a cultural phenomenon. Popular traditions include the story of Santa Claus, exchanging gifts, decorating the Christmas tree and going to church.
Here’s what you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Christmas Day Monday, December 26 this year.
Is Christmas a federal holiday?
Christmas is a federal and state holiday. Christmas has been a federal holiday in the US since 1870. It is the last federal holiday of the year.
As the holiday falls on a Sunday, many offices and businesses observe the federal holiday on Monday, December 26, 2022.
Is the post office open on Monday 26 December 2022?
No, the United States Postal Service will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2022.
The post office is recognizing Monday, December 26 as a holiday for its employees this year, as the 2022 Christmas holiday falls on a Sunday when the post office is already closed.
USPS offices will be closed, although self-service kiosks are still available at some delivery locations.
Is there mail delivery on Monday, December 26, 2022? Will the post office work?
No regular mail will be delivered on Monday, December 26, 2022.
However, there will be a number of UPS or FedEx shipping services, including the following: FedEx Custom Critical, FedEx Same Day City, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Ground Economy, FedEx Office and FedEx Trade Networks, and UPS Express Critical.
UPS Store locations may have changed hours on Monday, December 26th, although it is best to check with your local store for specific hours.
The United States Postal Service website also notes that Priority Mail Express will be delivered on Monday, December 26, 2022.
Are banks open on Monday 26 December 2022?
Many banks will remain closed on December 26 for personal and drive-thru services to celebrate Christmas, as it falls on a Sunday when most banks are normally closed.
The following banks are scheduled to be closed on Monday, December 26:
Some branches may vary by location, so ultimately it’s best to call your local bank for specific hours.
The following banks will be open on December 26, 2022:
Is the stock market closed on Monday, December 26, 2022?
The New York Stock Exchange is celebrating Christmas on Monday, December 26, and will be closed. Stock trading and bond markets will also be closed.
Which stores are open on Monday, December 26? When do the shops close?
All major retail stores and malls should be open, along with most malls, according to MarketWatch.
To see a list of some of the more popular store opening and closing times, click here.
Will grocery stores be open on Monday, December 26, 2022?
Some major grocery stores are scheduled to open Monday, Dec. 26 with regular business hours, according to USA Today.
Ultimately, customers should check with their local store in case event hours vary by location.
Any offers on Monday 26th December 2022?
We’ve scoured the web and found these retailers offering sales on Monday, December 26th:
Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations open on Monday, December 26th?
All Motor Vehicle Commission offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday. In addition, all state offices and courts in New Jersey are closed for the holiday.
Online processing of some documents is available on the website of the Motor Vehicle Commission.
Are NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA operating on normal schedules?
NJ Transit and PATH will operate on Saturdays, while SEPTA will also operate on Sundays. For NJ Transit, riders should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to double-check arrival and departure times.
When is the next federal holiday?
The next federal holiday is New Year’s Day on Sunday, January 1, 2023. However, it will be observed on Monday, January 2, 2023, because New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday.
For more information on the history of Christmas, watch the video below:
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