Black Friday is a holiday, here’s what to expect

Black Friday is a holiday, here’s what to expect

Thanksgiving is Thursday. President Abraham Lincoln encouraged Americans to recognize the November day of Thanksgiving in 1863. President George Washington issued a proclamation for a day of public thanksgiving and prayer on November 26, 1789, a holiday recognized by the federal government since 1870, though President Abraham Lincoln encouraged Americans to recognize a November day of Thanksgiving in 1863.

The shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday is a holiday on the day after Thanksgiving.

Is the stock market open on Black Friday? The Thanksgiving week saw trading hours for major assets.

What will be open or closed on Black Friday? The U.S. stock exchanges will be closed on Thanksgiving and will have shortened hours on Black Friday, with trading stopping at 1 p.m. Eastern on Friday. Here are some things to keep in mind.

The United States Postal Service USPS will not be delivering mail on Thanksgiving, but service will resume on Black Friday. Fedex will not offer service on Thanksgiving, except for Custom Critical deliveries, and FedEx will have modified service on Black Friday. UPS will not deliver on Thanksgiving, except for Express Critical items, but the company says delivery and pickup services will be available on Black Friday.

Banks are generally closed on Thanksgiving, but you can use your banking app to visit an ATM or use your banking app, but they won't be open on Black Friday, according to GoBankingRates.

Since Thanksgiving is a federal holiday, all non-essential federal government offices are closed and the same applies to state government offices Black Friday is not a federal holiday. According to the OfficeHolidays website, it is a state holiday in more than 20 states, so check with your local listings.

Schools are closed on Thanksgiving and most are closed on Black Friday, but it is best to check with your local district to be sure.

While many stores opened on Thanksgiving as a way to push Black Friday sales early, that trend seems to be reversing. Most major department stores are closed on Thanksgiving, although the Washington Post notes that select national and regional grocery chains, dollar stores and pharmacies are open, but with adjusted hours. Some stores like CVS CVS, Family Dollar DLTR, and Whole Foods AMZN, Black Friday, is a big shopping day, with some stores opening as early as 5 a.m. You can find exact hours in individual stores by checking them out.