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Official Stock Market, USPS, And Federal Government Holidays

Most Christians around the world are spending today preparing for Easter. Good Friday does not appear on the list of federal holidays, post office holidays, or USPS holidays. Good Friday does, however, count as one of the stock market holidays and some bank holidays. In other words, if you are wondering if there is mail on Good Friday or are banks open on Good Friday, the answer could vary. You may or may not be able to visit a personal loan company on this holiday. What are the official holidays for these nationwide services?

2010 stock market holidays

The NYSE shuts down on stock market holidays. The official list of stock market holidays in 2010 are:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 18
  • February 15 – President’s Day
  • April 2 – Good Friday
  • Memorial Day on May 31st
  • Independence Day – July 5 (observed)
  • September 6 – Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day – November 25
  • Day after Thanksgiving – Early close (1 p.m.)
  • Christmas Day observed on December 24th

Bank Holidays – Are Banks open on Good Friday?

Bank closures are more varied. Individual banks can choose to close in observance of particular holidays, so to know for sure you should check with your local bank. If you have a personal loan application under consideration, you should call your bank to see if they are open. However, the general list of U.S. Bank Holidays in 2010 include:

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr’s Day on January 18th
  • Presidents’ Day on February 15th
  • May 31 – Memorial Day
  • Independence Day observed on July 5th
  • September 6 – Labor Day
  • Columbus Day – October 11
  • Veteran’s Day on November 11th
  • Thanksgiving on November 25th
  • Christmas Day observed on December 25th

USPS Holidays – Post Office Holidays 2010

Is there mail on Good Friday? Yes. Most religious holidays are not observed by the USPS. 2010 Post office holidays include:

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day on February 15th
  • Memorial Day – May 31
  • Independence Day observed on July 5th
  • September 6 – Labor Day
  • October 11 – Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day – November 11
  • November 25 – Thanksgiving
  • Christmas – December 25

Federal Holidays

The U.S. Government does recognize a few holidays. U.S. Law sets out which holidays are observed. 2010 Federally recognized holidays are:

  • New Years on January 1st
  • Martin Luther King Jr’s Day on January 18th
  • February 15 – Washington’s Birthday
  • Memorial Day – May 31
  • Independence Day observed on July 5th
  • September 6 – Labor Day
  • October 11 – Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day – November 11
  • Thanksgiving on November 25th
  • Christmas – December 24 observed

Stock market holidays, bank holidays, post office holidays, and federal holidays may not be the same holidays your workplace observes. No matter if you will observe Good Friday or not, it is important to call ahead to make sure the places you plan to go are open.

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