Stock market holidays are non-weekend business days when the two major U.S. stock exchanges, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq, are closed for the day. These days often closely follow federal holiday schedules and include major holidays like Independence Day and Thanksgiving.

Regular operating hours for both exchanges are Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET. Markets do not operate during the weekend.

Sometimes, if a holiday falls on a weekend, stock markets will close on the Friday prior to the holiday, as is often the case with Good Friday and Easter. Other times, a holiday will be observed on a Monday after it occurs, like New Year’s Day taking place on a Sunday in 2023.

With the holiday season upon us, check out the holiday calendar for the stock and bond markets.

Market holidays 2023: When is the stock market closed?

Below is the schedule for 2023 stock market holidays when the NYSE, Nasdaq and bond markets are closed:

  • Monday, Jan. 2, 2023 — Observance of New Year’s Day, which occurs on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023
  • Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, Feb. 20, 2023 — Presidents’ Day
  • Friday, April 7, 2023 — Good Friday
  • Monday, May 29, 2023 — Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 19, 2023 — Juneteenth National Independence Day
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2023 — Independence Day
  • Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 — Labor Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023 — Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, Dec. 25, 2023 — Christmas Day

Additional bond market holidays

  • Monday, Oct. 9, 2023 — Columbus Day

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets (SIFMA) provides this holiday schedule as a recommendation for bond markets and is subject to change. (Here’s a list of days when banks are closed for the holidays, too.)

Early market closures

The stock market generally follows its holiday schedule without any additional early closures, with the exception of the day before Independence Day, Black Friday and Christmas Eve (falls on a Sunday in 2023), when the Nasdaq and NYSE close at 1 p.m. ET.

  • July 3, 2023 — Day before Independence Day
  • Nov. 24, 2023 — Day after Thanksgiving

Bond market early closures

Bond markets, however, have some early and additional closures throughout the year. Bond markets close early, at 2 p.m. ET, on the following days:

  • April 6, 2023 — Day before Good Friday
  • May 26, 2023 — Friday before Memorial Day
  • Nov. 24, 2023 — Day after Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 22, 2023 — Friday before Christmas Eve
  • Dec. 29, 2023 — Friday before New Year’s Eve

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