Are Banks/Stores Open On Good Friday 2017?

Good Friday is an annual holiday that is celebrated on the Friday before Easter Sunday. The day is meant to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Good Friday is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday or Easter Friday.

The day is widely considered a legal holiday in many national governments around the world, including most Western countries. Here in America, 12 states recognize Good Friday as a holiday. They are: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky (half day), Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. In these states, government offices and courts are closed, as well as some banks and postal offices. Most retail stores remain open, though some may close early. The stock markets will be closed.


Are Banks Open On Good Friday?

As Good Friday is not a federal holiday, many banks will still be open. However, some municipal services and businesses in the 11 states that recognize Good Friday as a holiday may be closed. Two banks that are confirmed to be closing on Good Friday are: BMO Harris Bank and Citibank (select branch locations).

With the Federal Reserve Bank remaining open, the majority of banks will conduct regular business hours to serve their 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. Below 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
  • BB&T
  • Capital One Bank
  • Chase Bank
  • Citizens Bank
  • Comerica Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • HSBC Bank
  • Huntington Bank
  • Huntington State Bank
  • KeyBank
  • M&T Bank
  • People’s United Bank
  • PNC Bank
  • Regions Bank
  • Santander Bank
  • SunTrust Bank
  • TD Bank
  • Union Bank
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo

What Stores Are Open On Good Friday?

As Good Friday is a religious holiday and not a civil holiday, most retail stores will remain open during normal business hours. However, some may close early. Be sure to check ahead of time to make sure.

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