SHOPS and businesses in the cities and towns around Fiji will close on Friday, Sunday and Monday of the Easter weekend says Suva Retailers Association president Himmat Lodhia.
He said retail shops and supermarkets would remain open on Saturday during normal trading hours.
Mr Lodhia said Suva businesses would open on Saturday from 9am to 2pm and this would be a similar trend in other towns.
"Shoppers should take advantage of the trading hours on this day," he said yesterday.
"The shops will have their own sale on their products and this has been an ongoing pattern from past years."
Cost-U-Less store manager May Fong said they would open on Friday from 8am to 3pm.
"It will be normal trading hours on Saturday," she said.
Food for Less (Fiji) Limited supermarket manager Sunil Varma said they would only open on Saturday during normal trading hours.
Mr Varma said their closing hour on Thursday would depend on their customers.
"Our normal trading time is from 8am to 6.30pm and we might extend it to 7.30pm depending on the customers," he said.
Shopper Elenoa Marama, 65, said businesses should extend their trading hours on Thursday to cater for workers.
"A lot of people would like to do their Easter shopping on Thursday after work and Saturday especially at the market where they can get their vegetables," she said.