Are banks open on Good Friday 2010? Is Good Friday a Bank Holiday?
Good Friday is not a “Bank Holiday”. Banks can be open on Good Friday today. Banks operate different than post offices. Banks must be closed on designated federal holidays like Post Offices. But Banks may also, as a means of business practices, choose to close for non federal holidays all day long or operate shorter hours.
Good Friday is a non federal holiday so that means that banks are not required by federal law to close. But each respective bank may choose to close. To learn if your respective bank is closed today, or closing early, you need to call them directly. Few, if any, will be closed all day. Some may close a few hours earlier. And in most cases, closing times are consistent across all their branches.
Similarly, malls, mass transit, and grocery stores are open and generally NOT subject to shorter hours.
Remaining federal holidays are the following:
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day
Monday, July 5** Independence Day
Monday, September 6 Labor Day
Monday, October 11 Columbus Day
Thursday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 24*** Christmas Day
For Federal employees, July 5th will be their holiday this year:
“** July 4, 2010 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, July 5, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)”