Stock Market Holidays (2019- 2023)

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 stock market holidays for the NASDAQ Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) from 2019 to 2023.

What are the U.S. stock market holidays?

There are a number of special rules that dictate when certain holidays are celebrated by financial markets and under what circumstances the stock market will be closed:
  • The day after Thanksgiving is not an official holiday. However, Wall Street 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 stock market holiday falls on a Saturday, the market will be closed on the preceding Friday.
  • When a stock market holiday 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, also referred to as Presidents' Day, 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 federal holidays, bank holidays and religious celebrations, 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.

When is the stock market open?

U.S. stock exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE AMEX Stock Exchange, and the NASDAQ Stock Market, are open to investors 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. U.S. markets are closed on weekends.

What days is the stock market closed on in 2019?

NASDAQ and NYSE 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
Washington’s Birthday 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
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 1:00 PM Eastern on the following dates:

NASDAQ and NYSE Partial Holidays
(1:00 PM Eastern Close)
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Day before Independence Day July 3rd N/A N/A N/A July 3rd
The Day Following Thanksgiving November 29th November 27th November 26th November 25th November 24th
Christmas Eve December 24th December 24th N/A N/A N/A

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