Presidents Day was originally called Washington’s Birthday and celebrated Feb. 22. Since 1971, though, the U.S. started celebrating Presidents Day on the third Monday in February. This year, Presidents Day 2017 falls on Feb. 20.
If you’re wondering which banks are open and which are closed for the holiday, you’ve come to the right place. And if your bank happens to be closed, don’t fret: You can always take advantage of Presidents Day sales.
Is Presidents Day a Bank Holiday?
For the federal government and the United States Postal Service, Presidents Day is a holiday. Both still refer to the day as Washington’s Birthday — as do many other organizations. Many national and local banks include Presidents Day as an employee holiday, which means most branches are closed.
Before you head out to visit your bank, check the list below to see if it’s open on Presidents Day.
Banks Open on Presidents Day
The vast majority of banks will be closed on Presidents Day, although there are a couple that will be open. If you happen to bank at Wells Fargo or TD Bank, you’re in luck: Both are open on Feb. 20.
Banks Closed on Presidents Day
As noted, most major banks will be closed on Presidents Day. Check to see if yours is on the list of closed banks:
- Bank of America
- Bank of the West
- BBVA Compass Bank
- BMO Harris Bank
- Capital One Bank
- Chase Bank
- Citizens Bank
- Comerica Bank
- Fifth Third Bank: Most locations will be closed on Presidents Day. Check with your branch for more information.
- HSBC Bank
- Huntington Bank: Giant Eagle and Meijer supermarket branches will be open during standard business hours.
- Huntington State Bank
- M&T Bank
- People’s United Bank
- PNC Bank: Most locations will be closed on Presidents Day. Check with your branch for more information.
- Regions Bank
- Santander Bank
- SunTrust Bank
- Union Bank
- U.S. Bank
If your bank is closed, you can still access your online account at any time to check balances, transactions or take advantage of other online services. Outdoor ATMs will also be accessible and many banks will keep their call centers open.
In addition to banks and the federal government, many other state agencies — such as the Department of Motor Vehicles — might be closed. If you find yourself with the day off on Presidents Day and want to renew your license or take care of other errands, make sure to call ahead.
Shopping malls, movie theaters and grocery stores are typically open on this holiday, so you’ll still have plenty of places to go. And don’t forget: You might even find some great sales during Presidents Day weekend.