In the United States, Easter Sunday is a flag day but because Easter falls on a Sunday, which is already a non working day for federal and state employees, it has not been a
federal or state holiday. Good Friday, which occurs two days before Easter Sunday, is a holiday in 12 states. Few banks that are normally open on regular Sundays are closed
on Easter. However, most retail stores, shopping malls, and some restaurants are closed on Easter Sunday. Most private businesses, financial institutions and stock markets,
and public schools are closed on Good Friday.