Thanksgiving is Thursday, Nov. 22, and it’s a federal holiday in the United States. That means virtually no banks are open and certainly not the major ones.
Online banking and ATM services are still available.
Big banks like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank, Chase, Amerasia Bank, and HSBC will be closed.
Bank First National
Bank of America
Bank of the West
BBVA Compass Bank
BMO Harris Bank
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
Central Bank of the Midwest
City National Bank
The Columbia Bank
Fairfield County Bank
First Merchants Bank
First Niagara Bank
Nevada State Bank
Washington Trust Bank
Also, it’s worth nothing that public schools, libraries, the DMV, the post office, and most other bodies of the government are closed on Thanksgiving. The NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange are also shut down.
The Federal Reserve Bank, which has a central role in payments between banks, is also closed as well.
On Black Friday, Nov. 23, banks are open. The next holiday banks will be closed is Christmas Day.
Americans may need an extra helping of patience this Thanksgiving weekend, with the largest number of travelers in a decade expected to hit the road or board flights to celebrate with family and friends after a prosperous year for many.
The weather could complicate the journey in many parts of the country, as bitter, record-breaking cold blankets much of the Northeast on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and heavy rain in Northern California threatens to bring mudslides.
Beginning on Tuesday, more than 54 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more for the traditional feast, jamming highways, airports, railroads, and waterways, according to the American Automobile Association, the largest U.S. automotive advocacy group. That would rank as the highest travel volume since 2005.
“Consumers have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season: higher wages, more disposable income and rising levels of household wealth,” Bill Sutherland, a senior vice president at AAA Travel, said in a statement. “This is translating into more travelers kicking off the holiday season with a Thanksgiving getaway.”
Reuters contributed to this report.