Walmart opening times: When are stores open over the Easter 2021 weekend?

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AMERICANS will have quite a few options available if they need to go shopping during Easter weekend in 2021.

Easter Sunday, while joyous for many people, is not a federal holiday.

A Walmart store in Washington, DC


A Walmart store in Washington, DCCredit: AFP

When does Walmart open on Easter Saturday?

Walmart opened at 7 am on Saturday, April 3 - the day before Easter Sunday.

The superstore is expected to be open until 11 pm.

However, services such as the pharmacy, the photo center, and the vision center will shut down a few hours before closing time.

A Walmart in Uniondale, New York


A Walmart in Uniondale, New YorkCredit: Getty

Is Walmart open on Easter Sunday?

Walmart has normal operating hours on Easter Sunday - 7 am to 11 pm.

Many retailers are closed, but others are keeping their doors open on the religious holiday.

BJ's Wholesale Club, CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid are also expected to remain open, but with possible reduced hours, according to USA Today.

Banks and post offices will not be open on Easter but are never open on Sundays.

An employee pushes carts at a Walmart in Miami


An employee pushes carts at a Walmart in MiamiCredit: Getty Images - Getty

When does Walmart open on Easter Monday?

Walmart will remain open on Easter Monday as well.

The store is expected to remain open from 7 am to 11 pm, but check your local listings.

Should precautions be taken?

Shoppers are required to continue to wear masks and engage in social distancing as the coronavirus outbreak pandemic continues.

People are urged to go to the store with as few others as possible.


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"We have seen that generally, customers have adopted new behaviors and take serious their personal responsibility to wear masks, practice social distancing and use our expanded hours to better spread traffic throughout the day, enabling us to provide them new options, like opening a second entrance and removing barriers at the front of our stores," reads the Walmart website.

"For the foreseeable future, we will continue with most of the measures currently in place - such as requiring masks, enhanced cleaning routines, including spraying carts after use, plastic shields at our registers and increasing the number of health ambassadors working at entrances."

There are about 5,000 Walmarts in the US, and shoppers should check their local stores for Covid-19 guidelines.

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