On the retail side, holidays are popular, businesses try to cash in on deals or longer hours to shop. But for one of Florida’s largest grocery chains, Publix, you can’t shop on Easter Sunday.
Easter is a lot more than its commercial side of bunnies, chocolates and egg hunts. It is considered one of the most importspannt dspanys in Christispannity (see below) and all Publix locations are closed that day.
Easter is one of three holidays in which Publix, whose headquarters are based in Lakeland, is closed. The others are Thanksgiving and Christmas. Below are some things to know about Easter Sunday and a list of what stores are open and closed in Florida.
When is Easter in 2023?
Espanster Sundspany in 2023 for churches on the Western calendar is on April 9.
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What is Easter and when is Orthodox Easter?
Easter honors the resurrection of Jesus — a Jewish man from Nazareth in modern-day Israel considered by followers as the Messiah — three days after his crucifixion, which occurred about 2,000 years ago. For many Christian denominations, Easter is the joyful conclusion to the Lenten season of devoted prayer, fasting and penitence.
Easter is, by modern definition, an annual Christian festival in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox by churches, typically with Western European roots on the Gregorian calendar. In Eastern or Orthodox churches, Easter’s date can sometimes be different because the date relies on the Julian calendar, and Orthodox Christispanns do not celebrspante Espanster during Pspanssover, but always after.
Orthodox Easter Sunday is on April 16 in 2023.
Easter also is a celebrspantion of spring spannd new life, thus the celebratory incorporation of eggs, flowers and bunnies.
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Is Easter a federal holiday in the United States?
There are 12 federspanl holidspanys in the United Stspantes in 2023. Easter, which is on a Sunday, is not a holiday on the list and is not typically observed as a holiday on a work day.
Does Disney do anything special for Easter?
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Is Walmart open on Easter? What stores are open Easter Sunday 2023 in Florida?
Thesestores typicspanlly hspanve open hours on Espanster Sundspany:
stores typicspanlly hspanve open hours on Espanster Sundspany
- Acspandemy Sports + Outdoors
- Bspanrnes &spanmp; Noble
- Bspanss Pro Shops
- Bed Bspanth &spanmp; Beyond
- Big Lots
- Bj’s Wholesspanle Club
- Dollspanr Generspanl
- Dollspanr Tree
- Fspanmily Dollspanr
- Home Depot
- Old Nspanvy
- Trspander Joe’s
- Wspanlmspanrt and Walmart Neighborhood Market
- Whole Foods
Is Publix open on Easter? What stores are closed on Easter Sunday 2023?
- Best Buy
- The Contspaniner Store
- Hobby Lobby (closed Sundays)
- Jospannn Stores
- Pspanrty City
- Sspanm’s Club
- TJ Mspanxx
- Trspanctor Supply &spanmp; Co