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Are banks and post offices open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday? Here’s what to know




Thanksgiving is this Thursday, which marks a day of gathering family, friends and loved ones for a day of feasting, giving thanks and for many, football.

While a number of national retailers and grocery stores close their doors Thanksgiving day, others remain open in case consumers need to pick up some last-minute ingredients for their holiday gathering.

The holiday closures are a stark contrast to several years ago when shoppers were finishing Thanksgiving dinner early so they could get to the mall or other stores for a jump on Black Friday sales. 

As for banks and post offices, however, consumers might want to plan on going before or after the holiday, as most will also be closed on the holiday.

Here’s what to know about banks and post offices and their operating hours on Thanksgiving 2023.

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Is the post office open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday? Will mail be delivered?

The U.S. Postal Service not be delivering mail on Thursday, Nov. 23, nor will retail services be available, the agency told USA TODAY.

Mail delivery and retail services will resume their normal operations on Friday.

Are UPS and FedEx open on Thanksgiving?

Both UPS and FedEx stores will be closed on Thanksgiving in 2023. Both companies also will not be delivering packages on Thursday.

Both companies will resume regular operations on Friday.

Are banks open on Thanksgiving?

Banks will be closed on Thanksgiving. Branches of Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Capital One, PNC, Truist and more will not open their branches Thursday, the companies told USA TODAY.

Branches will be open their regular hours on Friday.

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