Stock Market Holidays

Regular trading hours for the NASDAQ Stock Market and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) are Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern. The stock market periodically closes during major U.S. holidays. Below, you will find a schedule of NASDAQ and NYSE holidays for 2017 through 2021.

Stock Market Holiday Calendar

NASDAQ and NYSE Holidays 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
New Year’s Day January 2nd January 1st January 1st January 1st January 1st
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 16th January 15th January 21st January 20th January 18th
Washington’s Birthday February 20th February 19th February 18th February 17th February 15th
Good Friday April 14th March 30th April 19th April 10th April 2nd
Memorial Day May 29th May 28th May 27th May 25th May 31st
Independence Day July 4th July 4th July 4th July 3rd July 5th
Labor Day September 4th September 3rd September 2nd September 7th September 6th
Thanksgiving Day November 23rd November 22nd November 28th November 26th November 25th
Christmas Day December 25th December 25th December 25th December 25th December 24th

Markets will close at 1:00 PM Eastern on the following dates:

NASDAQ and NYSE Partial Holidays
(1:00 PM Eastern Close)
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Day before Independence Day July 3rd July 3rd July 3rd N/A N/A
The Day Following Thanksgiving November 24th November 23rd November 29th November 27th November 26th
Christmas Eve N/A December 24th December 24th December 24th N/A

Special Holiday Rules

There are a number of special rules that dictate when certain holidays are celebrated by the stock market and under what circumstances the stock market will be closed:
  • The day after Thanksgiving is not an official holiday. However, the stock market has a tradition of closing at 1:00 PM on that Friday.
  • The day before Independence Day (July 3rd) is not an official holiday. However, the stock market has a tradition of closing at 1:00 PM on that day.
  • When a holiday that is observed by the stock market falls on a Saturday, the market will be closed on the preceding Friday.
  • When a holiday that is observed by the stock market falls on a Sunday, the market will be closed on the following Monday.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is always celebrated on the third Monday in January.
  • Washington's Birthday is celebrated on the third Monday in February.
  • Good Friday is celebrated on the Friday before Easter Sunday.
  • Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May.
  • Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September.
  • Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.
  • The stock market closes at 1:00 PM Eastern on Christmas Eve and remains closed on Christmas Day.
  • The stock market remains open on some holidays, including Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Election Day, Easter Monday, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Boxing Day.
  • The stock market can close for reasons other than holidays, such as extreme weather events, terrorist attacks, and major technical issues with an exchange's trading platform.

Regular Trading Hours

The New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE AMEX Stock Exchange, and the NASDAQ Stock Market are open from Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time. NASDAQ after-hours trading sessions run from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time. NYSE after-hours trading sessions run from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Eastern Time. Pre-market trading hours occur from 4:00 AM Eastern to 9:30 AM Eastern.

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