Are Banks Open or Closed on Veterans Day? (2019)

Are Banks Open or Closed on Veterans Day? (2019)


With Veterans Day quickly approaching, you may be wondering which day your bank is closed. Veterans Day, always on the 11th of November, is a holiday recognized by the U.S. Federal Reserve System, so all banks are closed.

In 2019, Veterans Day lands on Monday, November 11th and banks will not be open.

Next year, 2020, Veterans Day is on a Wednesday.

If Veterans Day were to fall on a Sunday, which happened in 2018, banks will be closed November 12th as well. This Monday is the next business day after the holiday and the date banks will observe Veterans Day.

If you have emergency banking that needs done in person on Veterans Day, it is a good idea to call ahead to check with your local branch, which will likely be closed.


A better option is to check the smaller branches located within some grocery stores or large supermarkets. These branches are often open on days when main standalone branches are closed, at least for part of the day. Again, call ahead so you do not waste a trip.

Alternatively, you can try to take care of your banking needs on Veterans Day through your bank’s website, mobile app, or at an ATM.

Below is a list of the federal banking holidays for 2018, 2019, and 2020:

Bank Closing Schedule: 2018 2019 2020
Banks are closed New Years 1-Jan 1-Jan 1-Jan
Banks are closed MLK 15-Jan 21-Jan 20-Jan
Banks are closed Pres Day 19-Feb 18-Feb 17-Feb
Banks are closed Memorial Day 28-May 27-May 25-May
Banks are closed on Independence Day 4-Jul 4-Jul 4-Jul
Banks are closed Labor Day 3-Sep 2-Sep 7-Sep
Banks are closed Columbus Day 8-Oct 14-Oct 12-Oct
Banks are closed Veterans Day 11-Nov 11-Nov 11-Nov
Banks are closed Thanksgiving 22-Nov 28-Nov 26-Nov
Banks are closed Christmas Day 25-Dec 25-Dec 25-Dec