Are Banks Open on Thanksgiving Day 2017?

Are banks open on Thanksgiving 2017? Find out.

On Thursday, Nov. 23, millions of Americans will gather around the dinner table to enjoy the staples that have made this holiday such a beloved one: turkey, stuffing, gravy and whatever other family favorites show up on the dinner plate. Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November.

But the first Thanksgiving dinner — which was celebrated as an autumn harvest feast — was held nearly 400 years ago, in November 1621. The previous year, the Mayflower arrived in America and settled on land the Pilgrims called Plymouth, now part of Massachusetts.

After the group enjoyed a successful corn harvest, Governor William Bradford planned a feast to celebrate and invited the colony’s Native American allies to join in. The festivities lasted three days, and America’s Thanksgiving tradition was born. Whatever way you celebrate Thanksgiving, if you think you’ll need access to your money, find out which banks will be closed for the celebration this Turkey Day.

Are Banks Open Today?

Thanksgiving is one of the bank holidays in 2017, meaning that banks are not typically open for business. It’s also one of 10 federal holidays for which numerous organizations — such as schools, government offices and businesses — are closed for the day, meaning the majority of American workers have Thanksgiving off.

Although Thanksgiving is a bank holiday, customers will still be able to access their online accounts and might even be able to get customer service over the phone. Check out this list of major banks that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and plan ahead so that any of your banking needs are handled before it’s time to cook the turkey.

Banks Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2017

Are banks closed today? All the banks contacted by GOBankingRates verified that they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, meaning customers won’t be able to fulfill their banking needs in person. Luckily, many transactions, deposits and other banking needs can be completed online easily and quickly.

Here’s a list of banks that are closed on Turkey Day:

  • Bank of America
  • Bank of the West
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • BB&T
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Capital One Bank
  • Chase Bank
  • Citibank
  • Citizens Bank
  • Comerica Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • HSBC Bank
  • Huntington Bank
  • Huntington State Bank
  • KeyBank
  • M&T Bank
  • People’s United Bank
  • Regions Bank
  • PNC Bank
  • Santander Bank
  • SunTrust Bank
  • TD Bank
  • Union Bank
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Eastern Bank
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • South Atlantic Bank
  • Washington First Bank

Banks Open on Thanksgiving Day 2017

Are banks open on Thanksgiving? None of the banks contacted will have standalone branches open on Thanksgiving, but customer service lines and online banking options are still available. It’s always best to contact your particular branch before making a visit on any holiday, especially Thanksgiving.

Fortunately, most major banks return to their regular schedules the day after Thanksgiving, meaning customers won’t have to wait too long before completing their banking needs.

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