Good Friday 2016 takes place on Friday, March 25, marking the death and crucifixion of Jesus Christ ahead of Sunday's Easter celebration of his resurrection. As a major Christian holiday, many will observe the day by fasting and attending a service. But that doesn't necessarily mean your bank will be closed.
Good Friday is not a federal holiday, so public services like the post office, schools and libraries will mostly remain open on March 25. The stock market will close on Good Friday, however, meaning both Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange will not be trading.
There are also 12 states that recognize Good Friday as a state holiday: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. So, residents of these states might find that some municipal services and businesses, as well as banks, are closed for Good Friday.
Even though Good Friday is a holiday in many states, it's not a federal bank holiday. Since banks typically only close on bank holidays, customers can expect that their banks will be open on Good Friday since it does not fall into that category.
Banks Open on Good Friday
With the Federal Reserve Bank remaining open, the majority of banks will remain open for regular hours to serve customers. If you live in a state listed above or bank with a Christian financial institution, you should verify hours with your local branches, as those banks or credit unions might choose to close on Good Friday. But here is the full list of banks that are confirmed to remain open, keeping normal hours on Good Friday this year.
Bank of America
Bank of the West
BBVA Compass Bank
BMO Harris Bank
Capital One Bank
Fifth Third Bank
First Niagara Bank
Huntington State Bank
People's United Bank
Banks Closed on Good Friday
Although most banks will remain open, there are a couple who are observing Good Friday and will be closed. Here's the list of those banks that are confirmed to be closed on Good Friday this year.
Wherever you bank, chances are good the your bank will be open on Good Friday to deposit money, pay bills or take advantage of other services as normal. Be sure to always call your local branch to find out if they're open on March 25. But ATMs and online and mobile systems will all still be accessible if you find yourself needing to do some banking this Good Friday.
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