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2014 Bank Holidays Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Are banks open or closed Jan. 20?

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed Monday, January 20, and many customers are asking, "Are banks open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?" Walmart, Kmart, Target and Best Buy are open Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Does that mean banks are open Martin Luther King Day as well?

A federal holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is always observed on the third Monday in January. This year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.

Some Rhode Island banks will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some will only be available at supermarket kiosks, and some will remain closed completely. It's best to call your local bank branch before filling out your deposit slip. Banks that are closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day will reopen for normal business Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Good news for TD Bank customers! While most other banks are closed for the holiday, TD Bank is one of the few banks that are open Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the greater Providence, Rhode Island area. TD Bank stores are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The following banks observe New Year's Day, and their lobby and drive-up windows are closed, with the exception of Washington Trust's McQuade's supermarket branch locations which will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local ATM machines are almost always open unless they're inside a bank lobby, supermarket or convenience store that is also closed for MLK Day. Call first to be sure. NOTE: All transactions made on Jan. 20 will be processed the next business day (with exceptions).

Are Banks Open or Closed Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 20, 2014?

TD Bank stores ARE open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20.
Webster Bank's holiday schedule shows that their banks are not open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Citizens Bank holiday schedule shows that most banks are closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Washington Trust Bank holiday schedule shows some banks are open Martin Luther King Jr. Day (see above).
Sovereign Bank offices will be closed to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
Coastway Credit Union observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a bank holiday Jan. 20.
Greenwood Credit Union's holiday schedule reports the bank is closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Bank of America banking centers will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

2014 Bank Holidays (with exceptions)

  • Wednesday, January 1 - New Year’s Day
  • Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday (see TD Bank)
  • Monday, February 17 - Washington’s Birthday (Presidents' Day) (see TD Bank)
  • Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day (see TD Bank)
  • Friday, 4th of July - Independence Day (see TD Bank)
  • Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 - Victory Day (some banks are closed this day)
  • Monday, September 1 - Labor Day (see TD Bank)
  • Monday, October 13 - Columbus Day (see TD Bank)
  • Tuesday, November 11 - Veterans Day (see TD Bank)
  • Thursday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Day
  • Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day
  • Thursday, January 1, 2015 - New Year's Day

Because Martin Luther King Jr. Day is also a post office holiday, there is no mail delivery on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (except for expensive Express Mail). See the article 2014 Post Office Holiday Martin Luther King Day: Is there mail delivery Jan. 20? for more details, or for a list of 10 USPS federal holidays, read the article 2014 USPS Post Office Holidays closures list: No mail delivery postal holidays for more information.

Wondering what the 10 U.S. federal holidays are? Read the article 2014 Federal Holidays: List of 10 U.S. OPM Government holidays, paid days off? for more details. What's open and what's closed on Martin Luther King Day 2014? See the article 2014 Martin Luther King Day closings: Are banks, DMV, post office, Walmart open? for more information.

Free Martin Luther King Day coloring pages, lesson plans, crafts, MLK activities
Martin Luther King Jr assassination: Walter Cronkite's news
Martin Luther King Day: MLK 'I Have a Dream' speech, quotes recited nationwide
Martin Luther King Day quotes, sayings, speeches: MLK Monument quotations
2014 Martin Luther King Day closings: Are banks, DMV, post office, Walmart open?

Sources: Washington Trust, Bank of America, Sovereign Bank, Coastway Credit Union, Greenwood Credit Union, Webster Bank; Citizens Bank

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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