TRENTON — The Christian holiday of Good Friday means some businesses and offices will be closed, but others won't.

Good Friday marks the occasion of the crucifixion of Jesus. Two days later, Easter celebrates his resurrection.

New Jersey is one of 12 states where Good Friday is a state holiday.

Many school districts trying to make up snow days that exceeded their allotted days are holding classes. Public schools in Clifton, however, opted to keep Good Friday as a day off, but will hold a special half-day session on Saturday, April 14.


  • State courts
  • State offices (including MVC)
  • Many public schools (check your district's schedule)
  • Financial markets
  • Most banks (some banks are open today; check your institution's schedule).


  • Post offices
  • Federal courts
  • NJ Transit rail operates on a regular schedule
  • PATH operates on a regular schedule
  • SEPTA operates on a regular schedule
  • PATCO operates on a regular schedule
  • Malls
  • Retail stores
  • FedEx and UPS will make regular pickups and deliveries
  • Most colleges and universities (check your institution's schedule)

Check with your destination to double-check whether it is open or closed.

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