Sunday, April 4, 2021, is Easter. For many people, it is a time to get together with family and friends, enjoying some time together while recognizing the holiday. However, for many others, it can be a day when they need to run errands. If that is the case, some households may be wondering if they can head to their local bank to handle transactions. If you were hoping to get some in-person banking done and are wondering if banks are closed on Easter, here’s what you need to know.
Are Banks Closed on Easter?
Yes, banks are usually closed on Easter. However, this isn’t necessarily due to the holiday. Instead, most banks don’t open on any Sunday. As a result, they happen to be closed on Easter.
At best, there are usually only a few exceptions. Typically, banks that may open are limited to specific banks or those in very high traffic areas, like inside of a Safeway or Walmart. However, being in a high-traffic area alone doesn’t guarantee any particular branch will be open on Sundays or Easter.
If you’re looking for a bank that offers Sunday hours and might be open on Easter, these may be your best bets:
- Academy Bank Midwest
- American Savings Bank
- American National Bank
- Bank of America
- First Community Bank
- Citizens Bank
- TD Bank
- Wells Fargo
- United Bank
- Woodforest National Bank
Now, Sunday hours at any bank – if available – tend to be highly limited. Additionally, with Easter being a widely recognized holiday, branches that commonly have Sunday hours may end up closing. If you want to bank on Easter, it is wise to call your preferred branch in advance to confirm employees will be available.
Are Credit Unions Closed on Easter?
Yes, credit unions are usually closed on Easter. Like banks, there may be a few exceptions, particularly branches in major retail or grocery stores. However, even credit unions that usually have Sunday hours may shut down for the holiday, so you’ll want to check in advance if you’re going to handle any banking on Easter to confirm they are open.
Are Banks Open on Good Friday?
Yes, banks are open on Good Friday. Good Friday isn’t a federal holiday, so both banks and credit unions are usually available in accordance with their regular operating schedule.
Are Banks Open on Easter Saturday?
If your bank or credit union usually offers Saturday hours, then, yes, they are likely open on Easter Saturday. However, if your favorite branch is typically not open on Saturday, it will probably be open on Easter Saturday, as well.
Will Banks Close for Easter Monday?
No, banks or credit unions won’t close for Easter Monday. Again, it isn’t a federal holiday, so most will follow their normal schedule when it comes to opening and closing.
Typical Bank Holiday Schedule
In most cases, banks and credit unions follow the federal holiday schedule when determining when they will close. Here is a look at a typical bank and credit union holiday closure schedule for 2021:
- New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 18
- Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day) – Monday, February 15
- Memorial Day – Monday, May 31
- Independence Day (Observed) – Monday, July 5
- Labor Day – Monday, September 6
- Columbus Day – Monday, October 11
- Veterans Day – Thursday, November 11
- Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 25
- Christmas Day (Observed) – Friday, December 24
- New Year’s Day (Observed) – Friday, December 31
It is important to note that banks and credit unions may not follow this schedule. As a result, there can be branches that open on the days listed above.
Do you mind that most banks aren’t open on Easter and on Sundays? Have you ever wished your bank would open on holidays or Sundays? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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