Are Banks Open on St. Patrick’s Day?

Find out if banks in the U.S. will be open on St. Patrick’s Day 2016.

St. Patrick’s Day 2016 is Thursday, March 17, so it’s time to get in the spirit by finding some green attire and checking your municipal calendar to see when the local festivities will be held. Of course, if you’re heading to a community celebration or a neighborhood pub crawl, you’re going to need some cash. Before planning your party schedule, you’ll want to make sure your bank is open.

Is St. Patrick’s Day a Bank Holiday?

March 17 has become a major day to toast the Irish in the U.S., but it isn’t actually a bank holiday; so banks, federal offices, schools and other such places typically closed on federal holidays should be open.

Although America has only been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since the late 18th century, the Irish have been celebrating St. Patrick — a real person from the fifth century A.D. — since the early 17th century. When St. Patrick died on March 17, 461, Ireland came to celebrate him each year on that date with religious services and feasts.

From Wells Fargo to Bank of America: 27 Banks Open on St. Patrick’s Day

Since St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a federal holiday in the U.S., most major banks and credit unions will be following a normal schedule, but if yours is located in the middle of a parade route or a community celebration, you may want to call first to confirm its operating hours.

  • Bank of America
  • Bank of the West
  • BBVA Compass
  • BB&T
  • BMO Harris
  • Capital One
  • Chase Bank
  • Citibank
  • Citizens Bank
  • Comerica Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Niagara
  • HSBC
  • Huntington State Bank
  • Huntington National Bank
  • Key Bank
  • M&T Bank
  • People’s United Bank
  • Regions Bank
  • PNC Bank
  • Santander Bank
  • Sovereign Bank
  • SunTrust
  • TD Bank
  • Union Bank
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo

No Banks Closed on St. Patrick’s Day

Most U.S. financial institutions follow a normal operating schedule on St. Patrick’s Day 2016, but that doesn’t mean the Irish aren’t celebrating. St. Patrick’s Day is a bank holiday — often referred to as a public holiday — in Ireland, so banks, schools and most businesses are closed for the day there.

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Laura is a writer with nearly 10 years of experience in marketing and personal finance. She is a Los Angeles-based writer specializing in personal finance, higher education, legal matters and marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Robert Morris University.