Wondering if your local banks are open or closed on Labor Day, September 2, 2013 this year? While some people are enjoying the last holiday of the summer, many working Americans are asking, "Are banks open on Labor Day, September 2, 2013?" According to The White House Blog on August 31, 2013, President Barack Obama proclaimed Labor Day 2013 as a federal holiday and a day to honor all the men and women who make up the world's greatest workforce. An excerpt from President Obama's proclamation says,
"NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2, 2013, as Labor Day. I call upon all public officials and people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that honor the contributions and resilience of working Americans."
Meanwhile, Time Business & Money on Friday, August 30 reported, "Many Americans will have the somewhat ironic pleasure of laboring on the day that’s meant to commemorate the social and economic achievements of the American worker."
Labor Day, September 2, 2013
A federal holiday, Labor Day is always observed on the first Monday in September. This year, Labor Day is observed on Monday, September 3, 2012. Because Labor Day is also a federal USPS post office holiday, most banks in the Providence, Rhode Island area are closed as well. Hopefully you finished your banking by the close of business on Saturday, August 31 for Rhode Island banks that were open. If not, you'll have to wait until banks that are closed on Labor Day to reopen for normal business on Tuesday, September 3.
TD Bank is Closed Labor Day in R.I.
TD Bank stores announced that although they were open on the 4th of July holiday, they will be closed on Labor Day, September 2, 2013. Unlike most banks that are closed, TD Bank remains open on certain holidays. Call first before venturing out.
Rhode Island Banks Closed Labor Day, September 2, 2013
Here in the Providence, Rhode Island area, the following banks observe the Labor Day holiday, and their lobby and drive-up windows are closed for business. Local ATM machines are almost always open unless they're inside a bank lobby. Check first to be sure as availability and/or hours may vary with locations. NOTE: All transactions made on September 2 will be processed the next business day (with exceptions).
TD Bank stores is closed on Labor Day, September 2.
Webster Bank's holiday schedule shows that their banks are not open on Labor Day.
Citizens Bank holiday schedule shows that their bank branches are closed on Labor Day.
Washington Trust's Bank Holiday Schedule shows the bank is not open on Labor Day.
Sovereign Bank offices will be closed to observe the 2013 Labor Day holiday.
Coastway Credit Union observes observes Labor Day on Monday, September 2, 2013.
Greenwood Credit Union's holiday schedule reports the bank is closed Labor Day.
Bank of America offices and banking centers will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
2013 Bank Holidays (with exceptions)
- Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 - Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday (see TD Bank)
- Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 - Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day) (see TD Bank)
- Monday, May 27, 2013 - Memorial Day (see TD Bank)
- Thursday, July 4, 2013 - Independence Day (see TD Bank)
- Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 - Victory Day (some banks are closed this day)
- Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 - Labor Day (see TD Bank)
- Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 - Columbus Day (see TD Bank)
- Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 - Veterans Day (see TD Bank)
- Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 - Thanksgiving Day
- Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 - Christmas Day
- Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 - New Year's Day
Wondering if the post office is open on Labor Day, Monday, September 2? Read the article 2013 USPS Holidays: Post Office closures, no mail delivery on postal holidays for more details.
Sources: White House Blog; Citizens Bank, Washington Trust, Bank of America, Sovereign Bank, Coastway Credit Union, Greenwood Credit Union, TD Bank
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