Confederate Memorial Day is an official holiday observed in many southern states to honor the men and women who died fighting for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Memorial Day, which is more widely known, commemorates all the soldiers who have fought and died for our country. Confederate Memorial Day is still recognized as an official holiday in 11 states — so how will this state holiday affect banking for Americans?


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Confederate Memorial Day, also known as Confederate Decoration Day, is not a federal holiday and therefore the 10 largest banks in America including Chase, Bank of America® and TD Bank, will stay open. It is very likely that other banks will also be open.

Confederate Memorial Day is a state holiday in 11 states

This holiday does not affect federal government offices, schools and postal offices. All state offices will be closed in the following 11 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Confederate Memorial Day is a variable holiday and is celebrated on different dates for these 11 states. (In Arkansas, the third Monday in January  is reserved and in Maryland, the first Saturday in June is reserved.) This year, most states will celebrate this holiday on April 26.

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What you can do

If you live in one of the 11 states where it is recognized as a state holiday, your bank may be closed.

Remember that most banking transactions can be completed online, through a mobile device, or at the ATM.

As always, it is best to contact your bank with any specific questions regarding branch hours and operations on Confederate Memorial Day.

Visit our Bank Profile page to find your bank’s customer service phone number and a branch nearest you.

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  • Angelo_Frank

    Confederate Memorial Day is known as Confederate Heroes Day in Texas. It is held on January 19 each year. Only one day off is given to workers if it coincides with Martin Luther King Day.

    • 1FATHEMI

      What a surprise.

  • Guest

    How ironic that those two holidays will be celebrated on the same day. Thanks for sharing!