- Halloween is on Wednesday, Oct. 31, this year.
- Halloween is not a federal holiday, so banks don’t typically close for it.
- Halloween spending exceeded $9 billion last year.
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Halloween is spooky enough with all the monsters roaming the streets — it’d be really scary if you couldn’t do your banking that day. Shoppers spent over $9 billion in 2017 on Halloween goodies, so it’s possible you might need to take care of some banking on the holiday, but do banks close on Halloween?
Are Banks Open on Halloween?
Although Halloween, which falls on Oct. 31, is widely celebrated and acknowledged, it is not a federal holiday. This means that your bank will be open unless the individual branch chooses to close. That might be a bit of a bummer if you’re a costume enthusiast, but it’s good news for bankers and customers. Halloween 2018 is on a Wednesday this year, so if you were worried and asking yourself, “Are banks closed on Halloween?” have no fear.
Halloween Bank Hours
Since banks are open for the holiday, Halloween bank hours should reflect business as usual. However, some banks are tinting their usual business with Halloween flair to entice customers who might be fans of the spooky festivities. Wells Fargo, for example, tweeted out an image of a kid and a dog in costume while advising its followers on security risk:
Meanwhile, TD Ameritrade reminded everyone that Halloween-related spending broke records with $9.1 billion spent in 2017.
Total Halloween-related spending hit a chart-breaking $9.1 billion last year. (No trick.) Will 2018 smash the record?
— TD Ameritrade (@TDAmeritrade) October 22, 2018
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like banks keep a tradition of offering special promotional products for Halloween. Boo.
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