What Holidays Do Banks Close on in the United States?


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United States banks are closed on the major holidays, which are Christmas, New Year's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving day. Banks in the United States are also closed on Memorial Day, Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day. Some banks are closed on Easter and Presidents Day, while other banks choose to remain open. Most banks also close early on Christmas Eve, which is on Dec. 24.

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Banks can be closed up to 12 days in a year. In the first six months of the year, banks can be closed on Jan. 1 and 19, Feb. 16, Apr. 5, May 25. In the second six months of the year, banks are closed Jul. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 11, Nov. 26 and Dec. 25.

Most banks are closed on Presidents Day on February 18th, but certain banks like Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, and TD Bank are opened on this day. While most major banks are closed on MLK Day, Presidents' Day, Veterans Day and Columbus Day, TD bank is a major bank that is opened during these federal holidays. Wells Fargo is the bank with the most branches in the United States, and it is open on Presidents' Day but closed for all the other public and federal holidays.

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