Are Banks Open on Juneteenth in 2024?

Juneteenth is almost here, which has many wondering if banks are open on Wednesday, June 19.

Juneteenth written in yellow letters with Black Liberation African American red, black and green colors in background
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Are banks open on Juneteenth in 2024? That's a question plenty of folks are asking just ahead of the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The answer is no, banks are not open on Wednesday, June 19.

While Juneteenth has been unofficially celebrated for more than two centuries, Congress voted in 2021 to make it the 11th federal holiday. When President Joe Biden signed the bill, Juneteenth became the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.