New Year’s Day 2023 is Sunday, January 1, 2023. However, since the holiday falls on a Sunday this year, many businesses and offices are celebrating Monday, January 2, 2023 as an official holiday.
Traditions include attending parties, watching fireworks and college football bowl games, and making New Year’s resolutions.
In 46 BC, Emperor Julius Caesar declared January 1 as the first day of the year. This was partly in honor of the moon’s namesake, Janus, the Roman god of beginnings. Pope Gregory XIII reestablished January 1 as New Year’s Day in 1582.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Monday, January 2, 2023, this year’s federally observed New Year’s Day.
Is New Year’s Day a federal holiday?
New Year’s Day is the first federal and state holiday of the year.
As the holiday falls on a Sunday, many offices and businesses observe the federal holiday on Monday, January 2, 2023.
Is the post office open on Monday 2nd January?
No, the United States Postal Service will not be open on Monday, January 2, 2023.
This year, the Post Office recognizes Monday, January 2, as a public holiday for its employees, as the New Year’s holiday falls on a Sunday when the post office is already closed.
USPS offices will be closed, although self-service kiosks are still available in some locations.
Is there a mail delivery on Monday, January 2nd? Will mail be sent?
There will be no regular mail on Monday, January 2, 2023.
Except for UPS Critical, there will be no regular UPS pickup or delivery service. FedEx delivery services will operate as usual with the exception of FedEx Freight and FedEx Express.
UPS store locations may have changed business hours on Monday, January 2nd. It is best to contact your local store for specific opening hours.
The United States Postal Service website states that Priority Mail Express mail will be delivered on Monday, January 2, 2023.
Are banks open on Monday 2nd January?
As the New Year’s holiday falls on a Sunday when most banks are normally closed, many banks will be closed for personal and drive-thru services on January 2.
The following banks are scheduled to be closed on Monday, January 2:
(Note: Some branches may vary by location, so it’s best to call your local bank for specific hours.)
The following banks will be open on January 2, 2023:
Is the stock market closed on Monday, January 2?
The New York Stock Exchange will observe the New Year’s holiday on Monday, January 2nd and will be closed. The Nasdaq trading and bond markets will also be closed.
Will grocery stores be open on Monday, January 2?
Many grocery stores should be open during normal business hours on January 2.
Shoppers should check their local store for specific hours.
Are restaurants open on Monday 2nd January? Is McDonald’s open? Is Starbucks open?
If you want to get some food, many local and chain restaurants should be open on Monday, January 2.
McDonald’s and Starbucks should be open and operating during normal business hours.
However, it’s best to check your local McDonald’s and Starbucks locations for special hours.
What shops are open on Monday, January 2?
Most retail stores are open on Monday 2 January 2023.
Shoppers should ultimately check their local store as hours vary by location.
Click here to see a list of department store opening hours.
Are there any sales on Monday January 2nd?
We’ve scoured the web and found that the following retailers are offering deals on Monday, January 2nd:
Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations open on Monday, January 2nd?
All offices of the Motor Transport Commission will be closed for the New Year holiday. Additionally, all New Jersey state offices and courts are closed for the holiday.
Online processing of some documents is available on the website of the Motor Transport Commission.
Are NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA operating on a normal schedule?
NJ Transit will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule. SEPTA will operate on a Sunday schedule, while PATH will operate on a Saturday schedule. For NJ Transit, riders should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to double-check arrival and departure times.
When is the next federal holiday?
The next federal holiday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16.
For more information about the New Year’s date, watch the video below:
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