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 holidays typically closely follow federal holiday schedules, as they are usually major holidays like Christmas and Independence Day.

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.

And now that we’re getting closer to the end of the year, some investors and traders may be looking ahead to see which days the markets will be closed during the winter holiday season.

When is the stock market closed?

Below is the schedule for 2022 stock market holidays when the NYSE, Nasdaq and bond markets are closed:

  • Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, Feb. 21, 2022 — Presidents’ Day
  • Friday, April 15, 2022 — Good Friday
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 — Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 20, 2022 — Observance of Juneteenth, as June 19, 2022 falls on a Sunday
  • Monday, July 4, 2022 — Independence Day
  • Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 — Labor Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022 — Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, Dec. 26, 2022 — Observance of Christmas Day, which occurs on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022.

Additional bond market holidays

  • Oct. 10, 2022 Columbus Day
  • Nov. 11, 2022 Veterans 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 closures

The stock market generally follows its holiday schedule without any additional early closures, with the exception of the day before Independence Day (falls on a Sunday in 2022), Black Friday and Christmas Eve (falls on a Saturday in 2022), when the Nasdaq and NYSE close at 1 p.m. ET.

  • Nov. 25, 2022 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 14, 2022 Holy Thursday
  • May 27, 2022 Friday before Memorial Day
  • July 1, 2022 Friday before 4th of July
  • Nov. 25, 2022 Day after Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 23, 2022 Day before Christmas Eve
  • Dec. 30, 2022 Day before New Year’s Eve