Are Banks Open on Halloween?

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Halloween, the holiday of costumes, trick-or-treating, jack-o’-lanterns, and parties, takes place on the 31st of October every year. Although it’s a fun day, it is not a federal banking holiday in the United States.

Whether or not banks are open on Halloween depends on which day of the week Halloween lands on.

If Halloween takes place on a Sunday then all banks, except for some in-store locations, will be closed. Otherwise, a bank’s normal hours will be adhered to.

Most banks will also be closed on Halloween if it takes place on a Saturday.

If you are unsure if your bank branch will be open, call in advance to verify their hours.

The chart below shows the day of the week October 31st lands on over the next 10 years. Halloween is on a Saturday in 2020 and 2026 and on a Sunday in 2021 and 2027.

2018 Wednesday October 31, 2018
2019 Thursday October 31, 2019
2020 Saturday October 31, 2020
2021 Sunday October 31, 2021
2022 Monday October 31, 2022
2023 Tuesday October 31, 2023
2024 Thursday October 31, 2024
2025 Friday October 31, 2025
2026 Saturday October 31, 2026
2027 Sunday October 31, 2027
2028 Tuesday October 31, 2028