- Good Friday falls on April 19 this year.
- Though not a federally recognized holiday, some states celebrate it as such, which might mean bank closures.
- No major banking institutions have announced closure on Good Friday.
Good Friday 2019 takes place on Friday, April 19. The day marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ ahead of Sunday’s Easter celebration of his resurrection. As a major Christian holiday, many will observe the day by fasting and attending a religious service. But that doesn’t mean it’s a traditional bank holiday. Here’s what you need to know about banks open on Good Friday.
Are Banks Closed on Good Friday?
Good Friday is not a federal holiday, so public services such as the post office, schools and libraries will mostly remain open on April 19. The stock market will close on Good Friday, however, meaning the Nasdaq, New York Stock Exchange and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association will not be trading.
Eleven states recognize Good Friday as a state holiday: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. Residents of these states might find that some municipal services and businesses, as well as banks, are closed for Good Friday.
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Banks Open Good Friday 2019
Good Friday is not among the 2019 bank holidays, which makes it crucial to verify the hours with your local branches, as those banks or credit unions might choose to close on Good Friday.
Here’s a list of banks usually open on Good Friday:
- Bank of America
- Bank of the West
- BBVA Compass Bank
- BMO Harris Bank: Closed in Canada
- Capital One Bank
- Chase Bank
- Comerica Bank
- Fifth Third Bank
- First Citizens Bank
- Huntington Bank
- Huntington State Bank
- M&T Bank: Check with your local branch as some do close for Good Friday.
- People’s United Bank
- Regions Bank
- PNC Bank
- Santander Bank
- SunTrust Bank
- TD Bank
- Union Bank
- US Bank
- Wells Fargo
Banks Closed on Good Friday
No major banks have reported complete closures on Good Friday. Many financial institutions leave the decision to close on certain holidays up to individual locations, however, so if you have important business to conduct on Good Friday, check with your preferred branch.
Depending on several factors, your branch will be open to deposit money, pay bills or take advantage of other services as normal. For the few that won’t be open, ATMs and online and mobile systems will all still be accessible if you find yourself needing to do some banking this Good Friday.
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Sean Dennison contributed to the reporting of this article.