06/02/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated Apr 03, 2015

Is Good Friday A Federal Holiday? Bank, Post Office, Mail Disruptions?

Many are wondering: is Good Friday a federal holiday? And similar questions like "Is the post office open on Good Friday?", "Are banks open on Good Friday?", and "Are stores open on Good Friday?"

To be clear, Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, but it is not a federal holiday in the United States.

Thus, most services such as the post office, mail, and banking should not be disrupted. Stores should be open too.

However, it is best to check your local listings because this is not true everywhere. For example, some banks are open and some are not in Hartford, Connecticut.

Schools are closed on Good Friday and the closure of places in general on this day is often the cause of controversy since it is a religious observance. Also closed is the Stock Market.

What do you think? Should businesses and federal services be closed on Good Friday? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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