U.S. Bond Market Holidays

The United States bond market periodically closes during major U.S. holidays. For trading of U.S. bonds in other countries, such as Japan or the United Kingdom, closures follow a combination of U.S. holidays and holidays in that country. Below, you will find a schedule of holidays for trading of U.S. Bonds for 2019 through 2023. These dates are based on SIFMA recommendations and may not be followed by all entities.

U.S. Bond Market Holidays

U.S. Bond Market Holidays 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
New Year’s Day January 1st January 1st January 1st N/A January 2nd
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 21st January 20th January 18th January 17th January 16th
Presidents Day February 18th February 17th February 15th February 21st February 20th
Good Friday April 19th April 10th April 2nd April 15th April 7th
Memorial Day May 27th May 25th May 31st May 30th May 29th
Independence Day July 4th July 3rd July 5th July 4th July 4th
Labor Day September 2nd September 7th September 6th September 5th September 4th
Columbus Day October 14th October 12th October 11th October 10th October 9th
Veterans Day November 11th November 11th November 11th November 11th N/A
Thanksgiving Day November 28th November 26th November 25th November 24th November 23rd
Christmas Day December 25th December 25th December 24th December 26th December 25th

Markets will close at 2:00 PM ET on the following dates:

U.S. Bond Market Partial Holidays
(2:00 p.m. EST Close)
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Day before Good Friday April 18th April 9th April 1st April 14th April 6th
Friday before Memorial Day May 24th May 22nd May 28th May 27th May 26th
Day before Independence Day July 3rd July 2nd N/A N/A July 3rd
Day following Thanksgiving November 29th November 27th November 26th November 25th November 24th
Christmas Eve December 24th December 24th December 23rd December 23rd December 22nd
New Year's Eve December 31st December 31st December 31st December 30th December 29th

U.K. Bond Market Holidays for U.S. Bond Trading

U.K. Bond Market Holidays 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
New Year’s Day January 1st January 1st January 1st N/A January 2nd
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 21st January 20th January 18th January 17th January 16th
Presidents Day February 18th February 17th February 15th February 21st February 20th
Good Friday April 19th April 10th April 2nd April 15th April 7th
Easter Monday April 22nd April 13th April 5th April 18th April 10th
U.K. May Day May 6th May 4th May 3rd May 2nd May 1st
U.K. Spring Bank Holiday / U.S Memorial Day May 27th May 25th May 31st May 30th May 29th
U.S. Independence Day July 4th July 3rd July 5th July 4th July 4th
U.K. Summer Bank Holiday August 26th August 31st August 30th August 29th August 28th
Labor Day September 2nd September 7th September 6th September 5th September 4th
U.S. Columbus Day October 14th October 12th October 11th October 10th October 9th
U.S. Veterans Day November 11th November 11th November 11th November 11th N/A
U.S. Thanksgiving Day November 28th November 26th November 25th November 24th November 23rd
Christmas Day December 25th December 25th December 24th December 26th December 25th
U.K. Boxing Day December 26th December 28th December 27th December 27th December 26th

Japanese Holidays for U.S. Bond Trading

Japanese Bond Market Holidays 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
New Year’s Day January 1st January 1st January 1st N/A N/A
Bank Holiday January 2nd January 2nd N/A N/A January 2nd
Bank Holiday January 3rd January 3rd N/A January 3rd January 3rd
Coming of Age Day January 14th January 13th January 11th January 10th January 9th
U.S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 21st January 20th January 18th January 17th January 16th
National Foundation Day February 11th February 11th February 11th February 11th N/A
U.S. Presidents Day February 18th February 17th February 15th February 21st February 20th
Spring Equinox March 21st March 20th N/A March 21st March 20th
Good Friday April 19th April 10th April 2nd April 15th April 7th
Showa Day April 29th April 29th April 29th April 29th N/A
Constitution Day May 3rd N/A May 3rd May 3rd May 3rd
Greenery Day N/A May 4th May 4th May 4th May 4th
Children's Day May 6th May 5th May 5th May 5th May 5th
U.K. Spring Bank Holiday / U.S Memorial Day May 27th May 25th May 31st May 30th May 29th
U.S. Independence Day July 4th July 3rd July 5th July 4th July 4th
Marine Day July 15th July 20th July 19th July 18th July 17th
Mountain Day August 12th August 11th August 11th August 11th August 11th
U.S. Labor Day September 2nd September 7th September 6th September 5th September 4th
Respect for the Aged Day September 16th September 21st September 20th September 19th September 18th
Autumn Equinox September 23rd September 23rd September 23rd September 23rd N/A
Sports Day / U.S. Columbus Day October 14th October 12th October 11th October 10th October 9th
Culture Day November 4th November 3rd November 3rd November 3rd November 3rd
U.S. Veterans Day November 11th November 11th November 11th November 11th N/A
Labor Thanksgiving Day N/A November 23rd November 23rd November 23rd November 23rd
U.S. Thanksgiving Day November 28th November 26th November 25th November 24th November 23rd
Emperor's Birthday December 23rd December 23rd December 23rd December 23rd December 23rd
Christmas Day December 25th December 25th December 24th December 26th December 25th
Bank Holiday December 31st December 31st December 31st N/A N/A

Japanese Bond Markets will close at 3:00 PM Japan Standard Time on the following dates:

Japanese Bond Market Partial Holidays
(3:00 p.m. EST Close)
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
U.K. Easter Monday April 22nd April 13th April 5th April 18th April 10th
U.K. May Day N/A May 4th May 3rd May 2nd May 1st
U.K. Summer Bank Holiday August 26th August 31st August 30th August 29th August 28th
U.K. Boxing Day December 26th December 28th December 27th December 27th December 26th


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