Rosh Hashanah 2023: Rosh Hashanah marks the start of a special 10-day period in the Jewish calendar known as the High Holidays. It begins on the evening of September 15 and ends on the evening of September 17, 2023. Often called the Jewish New Year, it’s a time for both celebration and self-reflection. Those who observe this holiday engage in prayer services, enjoy festive meals, and participate in meaningful traditions.
During these celebrations, some may wonder if stores and other services are open or closed in honor of Rosh Hashanah. Here’s the information you need:
Is Rosh Hashanah 2023 a day when banks are open?
Rosh Hashanah is not considered a federal holiday, so most banks are expected to operate as usual during their regular business hours. However, it’s worth noting that this year, the holiday falls on a weekend, and many banks typically close their doors on Saturdays or have limited operating hours. In such cases, the banks will remain closed as per their usual weekend schedule. Remember that all banks are closed on Sundays. If you’re uncertain about your specific bank’s weekend hours, it’s advisable to contact your local branch to confirm their Saturday hours.
The U.S. Federal Reserve recognizes 11 official holidays, which include New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. On these occasions, you can expect banks, post offices, the stock market, and various other services to be closed for the day.