Most banks in the United States are closed on the holidays observed by the Federal Reserve. When the Federal Reserve is closed, customers may be unable to perform certain transactions. The Federal Reserve holiday schedule only affects certain transactions, however. For example, if you need to deposit or cash a check, you can still do this at an ATM machine even though the Federal Reserve is not operating.
Good Friday lands on Friday, April 15th in 2022.
Is Good Friday a bank holiday? Good Friday is a not a Federal Reserve bank holiday in the United States, meaning that most banks will be open on Good Friday.
While most businesses will be open for Good Friday, some government offices allow their employees to take the day off or have shorter business hours than usual.
In order to find out whether your bank is open on Good Friday and other holidays, call the customer service number listed on your banking materials or use your bank’s online locator tool to determine their hours of operation during holiday times.
Are Banks Open on Good Friday?
Are banks open on Good Friday? Yes, but hours may vary. Good Friday is a holiday that is observed on the Friday that precedes Easter Sunday. Good Friday is a Christian holiday that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
A few examples of popular banks that will likely be open include: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, PNC Bank, and Chase locations all over the U.S. However, it’s always best to check with your bank directly before heading there for any transaction. This is especially true for branches located within other buildings, such as malls and grocery stores. These locations are more likely to be closed on Good Friday or have reduced hours.
Smaller banks and credit unions may not open for Good Friday and will not be open over the long Easter weekend. As with any other major holiday, it’s a good idea to check with your particular bank branch before assuming they will be open on Good Friday.
Are Banks Closed on Good Friday?
While the holiday of Good Friday is not a national bank holiday, a few banks may be closed for the day or operate for a partial day. If you’re unsure about your bank’s schedule on this day, it’s best to call your local branch to check if they will be open. If you need to do a bank transaction and find that your local branch is closed, log into online banking or use a mobile app to complete it instead.
Small neighborhood banks across the U.S. do observe Good Friday as a bank holiday and close their doors for the entire weekend leading up to Easter Sunday. If your local branch is closed on Good Friday, you still have access to most of your banking services through ATMs, online banking, and mobile app banking options. You can log into your bank’s website or app to check your available balance and make transfers between accounts.
Good Friday and Easter Monday in Other Countries
Whether or not a bank is open on Good Friday depends on the country, the region and the bank itself. For example, banks in Germany are closed all day on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. In Canada, each province may have different rules regarding Good Friday banking hours.
Note that in some countries and regions, Easter Monday is an additional holiday. In addition to being closed on Good Friday, some banks outside the United States may also be closed for Easter Monday. In Canada, banks are closed on both Good Friday and Easter Monday. In the US, Easter Monday (which is typically referred to as just “the day after Easter”) is not a bank holiday.
Check with your bank to see if they are open or closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. If your bank is closed, there may be other banks open in your neighborhood. It is a good idea to check ahead of time so you can plan accordingly. Regardless of whether your bank is open or closed on Good Friday, you will still be able to use their ATMs, login to their consumer banking website, and utilize their Apple or Android mobile app.
Is the Stock Market (NYSE/NASDAQ) Open on Good Friday?
No, the stock market is not open on Good Friday.
Even though Good Friday is not a federal holiday, the stock market in the United States and Europe will be closed. This includes the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Most European stock markets are closed for Easter Monday as well.
Good Friday is the rare holiday in which the stock market is closed, but it is not an official U.S. government holiday. The opposite is true for Columbus Day and Veterans Day. The stock market is open on these two federal holidays.
Does Mail Run on Good Friday?
Yes, the mail runs on Good Friday.
The only dates the mail does not run (and USPS is closed) are: New Year’s Day, MLK Jr Birthday, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.