We have officially entered the New Year and as its celebrations fell on a weekend, people want to know if schools are open on Monday, January 2, 2023.
Children across the world would be looking forward to returning to schools to continue the New Year celebrations with their friends and teachers.
However, the federal holiday was on a Sunday, which has caused all the more confusion about whether or not schools will be open on Monday.
Are schools open on January 2?
No, as the federal holiday is observed on Monday, schools across all states will remain shut on January 2, 2022.
However, some schools might still conduct classes at reduced hours. So, we suggest you call your children’s school or their respective teachers to confirm the same.
For those who don’t have to go to school, the year couldn’t have begun on a better note as they get to enjoy the extended weekend.
Are banks and post offices closed on Monday?
As banks also observe the federal holiday, they will resume only on Tuesday with most of them remaining shut on Monday.
Customer service may also function during altered hours on Monday, so it’s best to check with your local branch to learn about their hours.
Online banking services will take place as usual if your local branch is closed.
Similarly, United States Postal Service (USPS) will not deliver mail on January 2, 2023. Monday is one of the official holidays the service observes in 2023.
While local post offices will be closed, Express Mail will still be delivered today.
Supermarkets and stores are open today
Shoppers can make use of the extra day off by heading to any supermarket or departmental store as they will all remain open on Monday.
Some retailers even have their annual sale going on, which could make your shopping trip worthwhile.
But, some stores may work reduced hours as Monday is observed as a federal holiday across the US. So, call them to confirm before heading out.