Are Banks Open on Columbus Day?

Although Columbus Day is considered a federal holiday, some banks are open. Larger financial institutions such as TD Bank, Wells Fargo and Chase are open on Columbus Day. Most banks have a list of holidays they observe available on their websites.

Other federal holidays that banks observe include New Year’s Day, Christmas, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Thanksgiving. Depending on the financial institution, the bank might be open on President’s Day, Veterans Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Banks are not legally required to close on federal holidays. The law allows banks to determine whether they want to open or close for holidays.