Independence Day — a federal holiday that celebrates America’s independence from Great Britain — is celebrated on July 4 every year. Although the Friday prior is not an official holiday, many people might be curious if banks are open on July 1 or if they are closed the last weekday before the Fourth.
Keep reading to see if your bank is open the Friday before Independence Day.
Are Banks Open on July 1?
Regarding holidays, banks typically follow the Federal Reserve‘s lead. When federal holidays fall on Sunday, the Fed’s policy is to keep all of its banks and branches closed the following Monday.
If you’re wondering whether banks are open on July 1, the short answer is: It’s up to them, but banks will typically be open the Friday before the Fourth. Banks can open or close their branches any day they like. You should check with your bank to make sure it is indeed open so that you don’t make a trip in vain.
Banks Open on July 1
If you need to visit your bank on July 1, you’re probably in luck. Because the Friday before Independence Day is not a bank holiday, most institutions will conduct business as usual. Even if your bank is not on the following list, it will likely be open. Before you head out, call your local branch to confirm its schedule.
These banks will definitely be open on July 1:
- Bank of America
- Bank of the West
- Citizens Bank
- City National Bank
- First Citizens Bank
- M&T Bank
- People’s United Bank
- PNC Bank
- Santander Bank
- TD Bank
- U.S. Bank
- Wells Fargo
How To Bank on July 1
Since most banks are open on July 1, you can likely get assistance at a branch as usual. If for some reason your bank is closed, you still have options, including the following:
- Using your bank’s online banking platform or mobile app
- Using a mobile payment app, such as Zelle or Venmo
- Visiting an ATM
- Calling your bank’s customer service line if it’s open
Between all of these options, you should be able to take care of most of your financial needs, such as obtaining basic information or making a deposit, withdrawal or transfer.
Upcoming Bank Holidays in 2022
According to the Fed, most banks will be closed on the following holidays this year:
- July 4: Independence Day
- Sept. 5: Labor Day
- Oct. 10: Columbus Day
- Nov. 11: Veterans Day (most banks)
- Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Day
- Dec. 25 (observed Monday, Dec. 26): Christmas Day
Schedules are subject to change and may vary by branch.
This article has been updated with additional reporting since its original publication and is accurate as of June 29, 2022.