Are the Banks Open on Easter 2017 in Canada & the U.S.?

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It’s Easter and some stores may be open in the United States, along with various restaurants, but a few places will be off for the holiday. There will be no mail delivery (it’s Sunday of course), all federal offices and courts will be closed and the banks are closed. Banks that will be closed include Capital One, BB&T, City National Bank, Santander Bank, Union Bank, Bank of America, Citibank, SunTrust, and HSBC, along with most credit unions. Chase, TD Bank, Wells Fargo, PNC, and Sun Bank are also closed.

As for Easter Monday, in Canada, there is no mail, public libraries are shut down and government offices are closed. Grocery stores and malls are said to be open. Many banks observe Easter Monday and are closed, but you can contact your local branch to see if that’s the case.

Bank branches will re-open the next day in the U.S. State offices, along with county courts and/or offices, and colleges are open. In addition, garbage removal should be on schedule, unless announced by your local area.

When it comes to credit union exceptions, Saving Advice writes that credit unions generally close on federal holidays.

As for ways to get around your bank being closed, Saving Advice also reports that it is still possible to conduct general banking transactions via ATM, online banking or your mobile phone. Apps and websites are running though not all normal functions may be accessed for the holiday

Remember that if you deposit a check into an ATM on Easter, it may take until the next business day to process.

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