Are Banks Open On Columbus Day? Bank Hours, Closings & Details

It’s Monday, October 8, the second Monday of the month meaning it is Columbus Day 2018. Because it is a holiday, you could have some questions about whether you will be able to go about your regular routine to start off the new week. We are here to answer those questions.

The day was declared a federal holiday in 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Columbus Day is a state and federal holiday so most businesses and schools will be closed for the day, along with a majority of banks. This means if you want to deposit or withdraw money or are expecting a direct deposit stub to go through on the holiday or the surrounding days, you may need to wait an extra day or so for your transaction to be processed.

A list of banks that are open and closed during the holiday can be seen below.


What Banks Are Open On Columbus Day 2018?

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Because Columbus Day is a federal holiday, most banks in the country — including the Federal Reserve Banks, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and others — will be closed. However, TD Bank will remain open.

If you use a smaller, private bank or exclusively use an online bank or believe for whatever reason that your local branch will not be closed for Columbus Day, it’s recommended that you check in with your bank a few days prior to get confirmation.

Federal officials, mail services, courts, and many schools will also be closed.


Other Upcoming Federal Holidays

  • Veterans Day — Monday, November 12th
  • Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, November 22nd
  • Christmas Day — Tuesday, December 25th

Other Info: Because most Federal Employees work on a Monday to Friday schedule, when a holidays falls on a weekend the holiday is observed on the closest regular workday. The holiday is observed on Friday if the holiday falls on Saturday and Monday if the holiday falls on Sunday (5 U.S.C. 6103 (b)(2)). (via FederalPay.org)

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