Is the post office open on Black Friday? Are banks open?

Is the post office open on Black Friday? Are banks open?

Yes, Thanksgiving is Thursday. The holiday has been recognized by the federal government since 1870, though President Abraham Lincoln encouraged Americans to recognize a November “day of Thanksgiving” in 1863, and President George Washington issued a proclamation for “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer” on Nov. 26, 1789. Read more: Is the stock market open on Black Friday?