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What Are the Stock Market Holidays?


Several reasons play a role in when and why the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) might temporarily close its markets, but national holidays are at the top of the list. There are 10 main holidays on which NYSE closes its doors, and the American Stock Exchange and Nasdaq also follow these stock market holidays. If you’re interested in investing but not sure where to begin, consider working with a financial advisor. A financial advisor can offer guidance on the ins and outs of the stock market and even manage your assets for you.

What Is the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)? 

Located in New York City and owned by the Intercontinental Exchange, NYSE operates as the largest stock exchange in the world. The company had an estimated equity market capitalization of more than $50 trillion in January 2024, according to Sibilis Research.

The company is normally open for trading from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET from Monday through Friday, but its hours can vary depending on the day. Whether you’re an experienced investor or a beginner still learning about the stock market, it’s useful to know which days the stock market will be closed. The stock market is only closed on specific holidays, which we will look at for 2024, 2025 and 2026.

Stock Market Holidays for 2024

New Years Day: Monday, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 15

President’s Day (Washington’s Birthday): Monday, February 19

Good Friday: Friday, March 29

Memorial Day: Monday, May 27

Juneteenth National Independence Day: Wednesday, June 19

Independence Day: Thursday, July 4

Labor Day: Monday, September 2

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 28

Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25

Stock Market Holidays for 2025

New Years Day: Wednesday, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 20

President’s Day (Washington’s Birthday): Monday, February 17

Good Friday: Friday, April 18

Memorial Day: Monday, May 26

Juneteenth National Independence Day: Thursday, June 19

Independence Day: Friday, July 4

Labor Day: Monday, September 1

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 27

Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25

Stock Market Holidays for 2026

New Years Day: Thursday, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 19

President’s Day (Washington’s Birthday): Monday, February 16

Good Friday: Friday, April 3

Memorial Day: Monday, May 25

Juneteenth National Independence Day: Friday, June 19

Independence Day: Friday, July 3

Labor Day: Monday, September 7

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26

Christmas Day: Friday, December 25

Bottom Line

stock market holidays

Stock market holidays are the same for all major U.S. stock exchanges. In many cases, the stock exchange will even list those dates for both the current year and forthcoming years so that we can plan accordingly. These holidays, while similar each, vary by specific date or day of the week across the year so it’s important to pay close attention to each year’s holidays so you know when the stock market will be closed.

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