Banks in the United States are open on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day is a recognized banking holiday, but not Christmas Eve. As a benefit to their employees, some bank branches do close earlier than normal on Christmas Eve.
The decision to close early on Christmas Eve is made on a bank-by-bank and even a branch-by-branch basis. On a similar note, U.S. banks do not close on New Year's Eve but are closed on New Year's Day. As is the case with Christmas Eve, some banks and branches elect to close earlier than normal on New Year's Eve as a benefit to their employees.Learn More
Track Santa's journey on Christmas Eve by visiting one of the Santa tracker websites online. To track Santa while you are away from home, download a Santa tracker app to your phones and tablets.Full Answer >
Banks in the United States are open on Boxing Day, according to AreBanksOpen.com. Both the TD Bank and JP Morgan official sites note that American branches of their banks do not observe Boxing Day as a holiday. JP Morgan notes that its London and Hong Kong branches observe the holiday.Full Answer >
Christmas Eve falls the day before Christmas Day on December 24. While not a federal holiday, Christmas Eve marks the start of the holiday season at the end of the year.Full Answer >
Christmas is important because it is a major religious holiday for Christians, because it is a widely celebrated secular holiday, and because it accounts for significant economic activity in the United States and worldwide. For Christians, this holiday is significant because it celebrates God becoming man in order to save mankind from its sin through the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is observed by billions of people around the world.Full Answer >