Email FacebookTwitterMenu burgerClose thin

Are Banks Open on Good Friday?


Good Friday marks the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and many of those observing will be fasting and engaging in religious ceremonies. Some may also be asking, are banks open on Good Friday? The answer is, most likely. Good Friday precedes Easter as a major holiday in the Christian faith. However, the government doesn’t observe it as a Federal Holiday. And it’s not typically recognized as a bank holiday. But that doesn’t mean every single bank in the U.S. will be open on Good Friday. If you want professional help with your finances, you may want to consider working with a financial advisor

Which Banks Will Open on Good Friday?

In 2024, Good Friday lands on March 29. Most major banks, including Chase, Bank of America and TD Bank, rarely close their doors on Good Friday. In fact, below is a list of big banks that typically stay open on Good Friday:

However, some smaller banks may close their doors. Others, including major banks, occasionally leave that decision up to individual branches. In any case, it’s always important to contact your bank’s local branch directly before you make the trip.

Which Banks Will Close on Good Friday?

Are banks open on Good Friday?

And while the government doesn’t designate Good Friday as a federal holiday, some states observe it as a state holiday. The following states recognize Good Friday, so it may be a bank holiday there as well:

What to Do If Your Bank Closes on Good Friday

In the rare case that your bank closes its doors on Good Friday, you still have access to your funds. For instance, many banks allow you to use your debit card to enter their ATM lobbies even when the branch is closed.

In addition, most banks offer 24/7/365 online and mobile banking features. So mobile check deposit, bill pay, money transfer and other digital features should still work.

What Are the 2024 and 2025 Bank Holidays?

Are banks open on Good Friday?

Virtually all banks, including major ones, close their doors on most federal holidays. Some may open but close early. Below, you can view a list of the confirmed bank holidays for 2024 and 2025:


  • New Year’s Day, January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 15
  • President’s Day, February 19
  • Memorial Day, May 27
  • Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Labor Day, September 2
  • Columbus Day, October 14
  • Veterans Day, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day, November 28
  • Christmas, December 25


  • New Year’s Day, January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20
  • President’s Day, February 17
  • Memorial Day, May 26
  • Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Labor Day, September 1
  • Columbus Day, October 13
  • Veterans Day, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day, November 27
  • Christmas, December 25

While these are the typical federal and bank holidays, you should reach out to your bank directly for a list of holidays and special hours that they plan on observing.

Tips for Banking on Good Friday

  • Make sure you take a holistic glance at your financial needs, not just your banking arrangements. A financial advisor can help with this. Finding a financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three vetted financial advisors who serve your area, and you can have a free introductory call with your advisor matches to decide which one you feel is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.
  • Call your branch ahead of time. Most banks will remain open, but some may close a little early. Make sure you prepare ahead of time to handle your banking needs if you have something, in particular, you need to handle that requires the help of a brand representative. If you’re frustrated with your bank and looking to make a switch, consider our list of the best banks.

Photo credit: © Source, ©, ©