Stock Market Holidays

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 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017:

Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2017

New Year's Day January 2, 2017
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 16, 2017
Presidents' Day February 20, 2017
Good Friday April 14, 2017
Memorial Day May 29, 2017
Independence Day July 4, 2017
Labor Day September 4, 2017
Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2017
Christmas December 25, 2017

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

Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2016

New Year's Day January 1, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 18, 2016
Presidents' Day February 15, 2016
Good Friday March 25, 2016
Memorial Day May 30, 2016
Independence Day July 4, 2016
Labor Day September 5, 2016
Thanksgiving Day November 24, 2016
Christmas (Observed) December 26, 2016

Stock markets will close early (1:00 p.m.) on Friday, November 25, 2016.

Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2015

New Year's Day January 1, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 19, 2015
Presidents' Day February 16, 2015
Good Friday April 3, 2015
Memorial Day May 25, 2015
Independence Day July 3, 2015
Labor Day September 7, 2015
Thanksgiving Day November 26, 2015
Christmas December 25, 2015

Stock markets will close early (1:00 p.m.) on Friday, November 27, 2015, and Thursday, December 24, 2015.

Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2014

New Year's Day January 1, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 20, 2014
Presidents' Day February 17, 2014
Good Friday April 18, 2014
Memorial Day May 26, 2014
Independence Day July 4, 2014
Labor Day September 1, 2014
Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014
Christmas December 25, 2014

Stock markets will close early (1:00 p.m.) on Thursday, July 3, 2014, Friday, November 28, 2014, and Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2013

New Year's Day January 1, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 21, 2013
Presidents' Day February 18, 2013
Good Friday March 29, 2013
Memorial Day May 27, 2013
Independence Day July 4, 2013
Labor Day September 2, 2013
Thanksgiving Day November 28, 2013
Christmas December 25, 2013

Stock markets will close early (1:00 p.m.) on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, Friday, November 29, 2013, and Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

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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