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Stock Market Holidays

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We live in a global economy; however, some of the largest stock markets in the world are located in the United States, and they do follow an American holiday schedule. There are currently nine holidays on which these stock markets are closed, as well as special rules that often indicate the early close of these exchanges.

Stock Exchange Schedules

A more complete listing of international stock market holidays can be found in our article dedicated to stock exchanges, which contains links to the largest markets in the world, including their individual schedules.

All of the major American exchanges, including the NYSE Euronext, and the NASDAQ, follow these same holiday schedules. Listed below are the calendars for the years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and 2021.

Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2021

New Year's DayJanuary 1, 2021Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 18, 2021Presidents' DayFebruary 15, 2021Good FridayApril 2, 2021Memorial DayMay 31, 2021Independence DayJuly 5, 2021Labor DaySeptember 6, 2021Thanksgiving DayNovember 25, 2021Christmas (Observed)December 24, 2021

Stock markets will close early (1:00 p.m.) on Friday, November 26, 2021, and Thursday, December 23, 2021.

Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2020

New Year's DayJanuary 1, 2020Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 20, 2020Presidents' DayFebruary 17, 2020Good FridayApril 10, 2020Memorial DayMay 25, 2020Independence DayJuly 3, 2020Labor DaySeptember 7, 2020Thanksgiving DayNovember 26, 2020Christmas (Observed)December 25, 2020

Stock markets will close early (1:00 p.m.) on Friday, November 27, 2020, and Thursday, December 24, 2020.

Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2019

New Year's DayJanuary 1, 2019Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 21, 2019Presidents' DayFebruary 18, 2019Good FridayApril 19, 2019Memorial DayMay 27, 2019Independence DayJuly 4, 2019Labor DaySeptember 2, 2019Thanksgiving DayNovember 28, 2019ChristmasDecember 25, 2019

Stock markets will close early (1:00 p.m.) on Friday, November 29, 2019, and Tuesday, December 24, 2019.

Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2018

New Year's DayJanuary 1, 2018Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 15, 2018Presidents' DayFebruary 19, 2018Good FridayMarch 30, 2018Memorial DayMay 28, 2018Independence DayJuly 4, 2018Labor DaySeptember 3, 2018Thanksgiving DayNovember 22, 2018ChristmasDecember 25, 2018

Stock markets will close early (1:00 p.m.) on Friday, November 23, 2018, and Monday, December 24, 2018.

Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2017

New Year's DayJanuary 2, 2017Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 16, 2017Presidents' DayFebruary 20, 2017Good FridayApril 14, 2017Memorial DayMay 29, 2017Independence DayJuly 4, 2017Labor DaySeptember 4, 2017Thanksgiving DayNovember 23, 2017ChristmasDecember 25, 2017

Stock markets will close early (1:00 p.m.) on Friday, November 24, 2017, and Friday, December 22, 2017.

Special Holiday Rules

Listed below are some of the special rules that apply to holiday closings:

  • The Day after Thanksgiving is not an official holiday; however, the market has a tradition of closing at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
  • When any holiday that is observed by the stock market or stock exchange falls on a Saturday, the market will not be open for business on the preceding Friday.
  • When any holiday that is observed by the stock market or stock exchange falls on a Sunday, the market will not be open for business on the following Monday.

Some holidays fall on different days, depending on the calendar year, including:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January
  • President's Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February
  • Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May

Stock Market Hours of Operation

The regular trading hours of the stock market are 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The after-hour sessions run from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time for the NASDAQ and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the NYSE Euronext.


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