Are Banks Open on Memorial Day 2019?

See the banks that will be closed for Memorial Day 2019.

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday in May each year, is celebrated to honor and remember those brave Americans who lost their lives during their service in the military. In 2019, Memorial Day falls on May 27 — which allows many people to have a three-day weekend to help kick off the unofficial start of summer.

Memorial Day also holds the distinction of being a federal holiday, meaning certain offices, such as the post office and the Social Security Administration, will be closed on that day, so you should plan accordingly. Banks are also generally closed on Memorial Day. In the larger financial world, the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and the Federal Reserve System will also be closed on Memorial Day.

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51 Banks Closed on Memorial Day

Because Memorial Day is a bank holiday, most major financial institutions will be closed. The following branch locations will not be open:

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Banking on Memorial Day

Due to Memorial Day’s status as a federally recognized holiday, odds are that you won’t be able to stop in at your local bank branch on May 27. If you’re in serious need of some financial assistance, you will most likely be able to access your funds via outdoor ATMs as well as through online banking.

Now that you know most banks will be closed on Memorial Day, plan ahead to avoid any stress caused by not having access to your local branch.

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Upcoming Bank Holidays in 2019

According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, keep a lookout for these upcoming holidays that usually result in bank closures:

  • July 4: Independence Day
  • Sept. 2: Labor Day
  • Oct. 14: Columbus Day
  • Nov. 11: Veterans Day (most banks)
  • Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Day
  • Dec. 25: Christmas Day

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GOBankingRates sourced Memorial Day hours from banks’ websites or by contacting banks directly. Some banks’ hours were sourced from Banks.org and The Holiday ScheduleHoliday hours are subject to change and may vary for individual branches. 

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Rachel Holly Farrow is a Digital Content Editor for GOBankingRates.com. She has worked in a multitude of different mediums — traditional print, television, and now digital — before landing with the team at GBR. She also served as a Weekend News Producer and Digital Content Producer for an ABC-affiliate news station WNEP-TV 16 in Scranton, PA.