While some retailers plan to close on Easter Sunday and Good Friday, the majority of establishments will be open.
Monday is also Emancipation Day, which marks the day in 1862 when President Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, freeing more than 3,000 slaves in the District of Columbia. The day is observed in D.C. on April 15 this year, and any holiday observed in the District is considered by the IRS to be an official legal holiday nationwide, even if other states don't observe it. So that means all of us get to procrastinate on our federal taxes until Monday, April 18. Hey, thanks, D.C.
Here's everything you need to know about what's open and closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday: