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Are Banks Open on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Monday? 

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When holidays roll around, people often wonder if their local bank or credit union branch will be open during the holiday and the days around it. It’s frustrating going to your financial institution to find that it’s unexpectedly closed due to a holiday. So, are banks open on Good Friday, the Easter weekend, and Easter Monday?

Are Banks Open On Good Friday?

Good Friday, the Friday before Easter is a Christian holiday, but it isn’t a Federal holiday. Most businesses, including banks, credit unions, and post offices, are open Friday. While this is the general rule, there may be some exceptions, so it pays to contact your local bank, credit union, and the post office to make sure it’s open regular business hours.

Easter Saturday

The day before Easter is not a federal holiday, so if your bank, credit union, or post office is normally open on Saturdays, it will likely open this Saturday as well. This is the general rule, with a few exceptions, so contact the specific institution directly to confirm that they will be open.

Easter Sunday

Most banks and credit unions don’t even list Easter Sunday as a holiday on their holiday schedule calendar because almost all financial institutions are closed on Sundays. (The one exception is TD Bank which is open most Sundays.) As you might expect, all banks and credit unions are closed on Easter Sunday for the holiday, including TD Bank. Since this is the norm for banks, credit unions, and post offices, it isn’t usually an inconvenience for most people.

Easter Monday

The Monday after Easter is not a federal holiday (although it is a bank holiday in some countries outside the U.S.). Like Good Friday, most businesses adhere to normal business hours. You can contact your local institutions to make sure, but the norm is to treat Easter Monday as a regular business day. Even with the current coronavirus crisis considered, banks are essential businesses and should be open.

While the banks won’t physically open on Sunday, you can still take care of many of your banking needs through the bank’s ATM systems which usually remain open 24/7. Another option is to use your financial institution’s online services, which should also allow you to carry out many standard banking functions. Thankfully, Easter is one of the few holidays in the U.S. where there isn’t much disruption to the normal business hours of most banks, credit unions. and post offices.

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