Stock Market Holidays

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Contributor, Benzinga
October 13, 2022

Is the stock market closed for the next holiday? How can you be sure when those holidays are, when they are observed and what can be done with your money? Take a look at this simple calendar and list of holidays so you can plan for next year, understand when the markets will close and limit your market activity when the NYSE, NASDAQ and related exchanges shut down for the day.

Holidays Commonly Observed by American Stock Markets

In the United States, there’s quite a long list of federal holidays that are also observed by the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and others. Generally, these holidays are observed by the stock market each year: 

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • July 4th (Independence Day)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Keep in mind that many of these holidays might fall on the weekend, meaning that they will be observed on the previous Friday or the following Monday. 

When holidays fall on the weekend, calendars often list them as “observed”. For example, Christmas Day (observed).

Stock Market Calendar

The 2022 calendar of stock market holidays and observances include:

  • Monday, January 17th—Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday, February 21st—Presidents’ Day
  • Friday, April 15—Good Friday
  • Monday, May 30th—Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 20th—Juneteenth (observed)
  • Monday, July 4th—Independence Day
  • Monday, September 5th—Labor Day
  • Thursday, November 24th—Thanksgiving
  • Monday, December 26th—Christmas Day (observed)

What’s Closed on a Market Holiday?

A range of markets open and close with the federal calendar. At the same time, some markets are always going. This list includes all the places where you might plan to invest and when they are open or closed:

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE): Closed for all federal holidays
  • NASDAQ: Closed for all federal holidays
  • Bond markets: Closed for all federal holidays
  • Crypto markets: Decentralized and remain open all year
  • Forex markets: Not subject to federal holidays

Additionally, certain markets close early on particular holidays, chiefly:

  • Bond markets close early (usually 2 p.m.) on Maundy Thursday, the Friday before Memorial Day, the day before Independence Day, Black Friday, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
  • Generally, the NASDAQ and NYSE close early (1 p.m.) on Black Friday.

Schedule Your Investments Accordingly

Knowing when the markets will be closed, remember that you can schedule your investments around these holidays. Bookmark this calendar, check back for next year’s calendar and manage your finances a little bit more wisely with information and educational tools from Benzinga. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Are the markets after Thanksgiving?


Generally, the markets are open on the day after Thanksgiving, but they may close early.


Are other stock markets closed for holidays?


Yes, stock markets all around the world—from London to Sydney—have their own calendar of holidays and observances.

About Patton Hunnicutt

Patton Hunnicutt is a contributor and editor at Benzinga. He’s worked for several years on financial content, addressing issues related to personal finance, investments, retirement, and more.