The first day of Passover 2014 will be on April 15, but the actual celebration begins at sundown the day before the holiday, which is Monday, April 14. It will mark the beginning of the week-long celebration of Passover and will end on the evening of April 22. So how will bank hours in the U.S. be affected by this eight-day Jewish Holiday?
Also known as Pesach, this holiday commemorates the liberation from slavery and the exodus of the ancient Israelites from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. Although Passover is a federal holiday in Israel, it’s considered a religious holiday in the U.S.
Because Passover is not recognized as federal holiday in the United States, many government offices, public schools and banks will not be affected and all of the nation’s largest banks will keep their branches open on this Jewish holiday.
It is important to note that some Jewish organizations and businesses may offer reduced hours of services or be closed for some of the days during the Passover period. Businesses may close early in order to accommodate the people who observe this holiday.
For those who are busy with festivities, remember that you can still use online, mobile and ATM banking to take care of any financial matters that require your attention throughout the week.
Since Passover is considered a normal business day for many U.S. banks, there are no delays in processing of the bank transactions.
If you are unsure about your bank’s schedule for Passover, call ahead. Find your bank’s customer service phone number and a branch nearest you by looking up your bank on MyBankTracker’s Bank Profile page.
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Theresa is a research analyst at MyBankTracker.com. She is an expert in bank fees and policies, money psychology and consumer spending.