U.S. Stock Market Holidays

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Regular trading hours for the U.S. stock market, including NYSE and Nasdaq, are Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time (except stock market holidays). Find out whether the market will be open on days like Black Friday, New Year's Day, Christmas Eve and others in the schedule below. Need to know more about the stock market holiday?

Stock market holidays (2021 - 2022)

NASDAQ and NYSE Holidays 20212022
New Years Day 1 Jan 20211 Jan 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 18 Jan 202117 Jan 2022
Washington's Birthday 15 Feb 202121 Feb 2022
Good Friday 2 Apr 202115 Apr 2022
Memorial Day 31 May 202130 May 2022
Independence Day 5 Jul 20214 Jul 2022
Labor Day 6 Sep 20215 Sep 2022
Thanksgiving Day 25 Nov 202124 Nov 2022
Christmas 24 Dec 202126 Dec 2022

The stock market holidays: Additional information

  • NASDAQ after-hours trading sessions take place between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM Eastern Time.
  • NYSE after-hours trading sessions take place between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM Eastern Time.
  • Pre-market trading hours are from 4:00 AM Eastern to 9:30 AM Eastern Time.
  • The U.S. stock markets are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

When is the U.S. stock market partially closed in 2021?

Below, we listed the partial market closures for 2021. The times may differ in the following years.

Does the stock market open on the Thursday before Good Friday?

On Holy Thursday, the stock and bond markets are open during regular hours only.

Does the stock market open on Good Friday?

On Good Friday, the stock market is closed. The bond market closes at noon.

Does the stock market open the Friday before Memorial Day?

On the Friday before Memorial Day, the stock market is open. However, the bond markets close as early as 2 PM.

Does the stock market open on July 2?

Yes, it does. However, the bond markets shut down at 2 PM.

Does the stock market open on Columbus Day?

Yes. The stock market opens on Columbus Day. Bond market is, however, closed.

Does the stock market open on Veterans Day?

Yes, the stock market will hold regular hours on Veterans Day, unlike the bond market, where traders have off for Veterans Day.

Does the stock market close the day after Thanksgiving?

Even though Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) is not an official holiday, the stock markets have a tradition of closing at 1:00 PM.

Does the stock market open on Christmas Eve?

On the day before Christmas Eve, the stock markets will be fully open. On Christmas Eve, the stock market closes at 1:00 PM Eastern Time and remains closed on Christmas Day.

Does the stock market open on New Year's Eve?

Yes, the stock market is open on New Year's Eve. The bond market, however, closes as early as 2 PM.

Need to know more about the stock market holidays?

There are numerous rules determining when and under what circumstances the stock market will be closed. For better understanding, here are the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) concerning the stock market and its holidays.

Does the U.S. stock market open on Monday?

The U.S. stock market has similar business hours to companies, so the trading takes place from Monday through Friday, except public holidays.

Does the stock market close if there is too much volatility?

Yes, there have already been such trading halts in the U.S. stock market history.

Does the stock market close for a President's funeral?

Yes, the stock market closes for the day of a President’s funeral, including former Presidents’ funerals.

Does the stock market close after a terrorist attack?

Yes, it is usually closed for seven following days.

Does the U.S. stock market close on Columbus Day?

No, the stock market is open on Columbus Day.

Does the U.S. stock market close on Election Day?

No, the stock market is open on Election Day.

Does the U.S. stock market close on Easter Monday?

No, the stock market is open on Easter Monday.

Does the U.S. stock market close on Veterans Day?

No, the stock market is open on Veterans Day.

Does the stock market close on Christmas Day?

Yes, the stock market closes on Christmas Day.

Does the U.S. stock market close on Boxing Day?

No, the day after Christmas, the U.S. stock market is open.

When does the U.S. stock market open Pacific time?

The trading hours of the major U.S. stock exchanges (NYSE and NASDAQ) start at 9:30 AM Eastern Time (ET), which is 6:30 AM Pacific Time (PT).

When does the U.S. stock market close Pacific time?

The major U.S. stock exchanges (NYSE and NASDAQ) trading hours start at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (ET), which is 1:00 PM Pacific Time (PT).

Can you trade on the stock market during after-hours?

Yes, you can trade during an after-hours trading session. It takes place every trading day from 4 PM to 8 PM Eastern Time, with the exception of partial closures of the market. However, there are some limitations and a higher level of risk during after-hours trading.

Can you trade on the stock market during pre-market trading hours?

Yes, you can trade during a pre-market trading session. In most cases in the U.S., it takes place every trading day from 8 AM to 9:30 AM Eastern Time, with the exception of partial closures of the market. However, be aware of some limitations and a higher level of risk.

What are the reasons for trading within the extended-hours session?

There may occur changes in the foreign exchange markets (European, Asian), political instability, or companies publish their quarterly earnings outside of regular trading hours. This “extra” trading time allows you to react to these events more flexibly.

Are the pre-market trading hours of the NYSE and NASDAQ the same?

Yes, they are. The pre-market trading hours of the are from Monday through Friday, opening at 8:00 AM and closing at 9:30 AM Eastern Time.

Are the post-market trading hours of the NYSE and NASDAQ the same?

Yes, they are. The pre-market trading hours of the major U.S. stock exchanges are from Monday through Friday, opening at 4:00 PM and closing at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

Do holidays affect the stock market?

Yes. Generally speaking, holidays affect a great number of active trades, which results in the price of shares usually going up and down. Since people are happier and less stressed during holidays time, their trading behaviour within the days following holidays may be influenced, which can lead to higher trading activity.

Such effects can be well observed in January, when investors feel more optimistic about the new year ahead or have more capital available, so the stock markets do better.

On the other hand, since the largest traders go on vacation during summer time, trading often falls because they reduce risk by selling volatile assets.

Are there any benefits to the stock market holidays?

When the stock markets close, there is more time for investors to reflect on their current investment strategies and to learn how to improve them. They have more space to read about insider trades, enhance their financial literacy, catch up on the latest news or find out more about the biggest stock losers. This may help them create a better overview of what is happening.

On which holidays is the U.S. stock market closed?

The U.S. stock market closes on the following holidays:
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day (Washington's Birthday), Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Do the NYSE and NASDAQ stock markets hold the same holidays?

Yes, NYSE follows the same holidays schedule as the NASDAQ. The market closes on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day (Washington's Birthday), Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

On the other hand, The NYSE and NASDAQ do not adhere to the federal government's holidays schedule for Veterans Day (open), Columbus Day (open), and Good Friday (closed).

Are there any special occasions other than holidays when the stock market closes?

Besides holidays, the stock market can close for reasons such as terrorist attacks, extreme weather conditions, the President's funeral, or technical issues concerning an exchange's trading platform.