A question many people have is whether banks are open Easter Monday, which is April 6.
Banks are OPEN on Easter Monday
These include major ones like Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank, Bank of America, and TD Bank.
The stock markets are also open Easter Monday.
ASSOCIATED PRESS update:
Obama family worships at historic Baptist church in Virginia
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama and his family attended Easter service at the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, whose history dates back almost 200 years to when Thomas Jefferson was in the White House.
Obama along with wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia were welcomed to the historic church by the pastor, Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, who noted that like the first lady, he is a native of Chicago’s South Side.
“How fitting that on the day we celebrate the rising of our Lord and savior, we also welcome our sitting president,” Wesley said, as the congregation rose to their feet in applause.
“This is not selfie time,” Wesley said jokingly. “Let the brother worship in the house of God.”
Churchgoers traditionally walk around to shake hands and give hugs during the greetings and announcements portion of service, but the pastor encouraged the crowd to stay in their seats and greet only their closest neighbors, as the sanctuary was tightly secured with Secret Service agents.
The choir— including women in purple dresses and men sporting purple ties— sang a stirring rendition of the hymn “He Lives,” prompting most of the church, filled to capacity, to clap, sing and sway to the thumping organ keys while ushers collected the offering.
The lively pastor based his sermon around a scripture from 1 Corinthians 15 on the life and resurrection of Christ.
“Where do you stand in the resurrection of Christ,” he asked. “You either believe it or reject it.”