As the famous poem says: In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Today, some 524 years later, Columbus’ legacy is still celebrated with a federal holiday on the second Monday of October.
While Columbus wasn’t the first person to inhabit the Americas, he was the first European explorer to land there since the Vikings created colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland during the 10th century.
Are Banks Open on Columbus Day?
Columbus Day, which falls on Oct. 10 this year, celebrates the Italian explorer’s first sighting of the Americas that took place on Oct. 12, 1492. Columbus Day has been recognized as a federal holiday since 1937, though it is still a normal day at the office for many working people.
Columbus Day is a holiday for many banks, though, so make sure you verify your bank’s hours before heading to a branch.
Banks Open on Columbus Day
Although the majority of banks will be closed on Columbus Day, there are some banks that will be open as usual and others that will be closed with some specific state exceptions. Read below to see if you’ll be able to swing by your bank to manage your money on Columbus Day or if you’ll have to wait until Oct. 11.
- Fifth Third Bank (except for banking centers in Chicago)
- Huntington Bank
- TD Bank
- Wells Fargo
Banks Closed on Columbus Day
Though most customer service centers will remain open normal hours, always call your bank before the holiday to find out. Here are the major banks that are closed on Oct. 10 this year, so plan accordingly.
- Bank of America
- Bank of the West
- BBVA Compass Bank
- BMO Harris Bank
- Capital One Bank
- Citizens Bank
- Comerica Bank
- First Niagara Bank
- HSBC Bank
- Huntington State Bank
- M&T Bank
- People’s United Bank
- Regions Bank
- PNC Bank
- Santander Bank
- SunTrust Bank (though in-store locations, which are inside retail partners such as grocery stores, will be open)
- Union Bank
Banks Closed With Special State Exceptions
- Key Bank: Key Bank branches in the state of Utah will be open, but all other branches will be closed
- U.S. Bank: Most traditional U.S. Bank branch locations will be closed. Branches in Minneapolis/St. Paul, the Cincinnati area, the south central Kentucky region, the southern Illinois region, and the Tennessee, Wisconsin and Iowa regions will be open.
Although the regular branches of these banks will be closed on Oct. 10, you might be able to access smaller locations, such as banking centers located inside grocery stores. You will still be able to access your online banking account, as usual, to make transactions, pay bills or handle other online banking tasks. ATMs will also still be operational.
This article originally appeared on GoBankingRates.