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Stock Market Holidays 2023

Updated: Mar. 31, 2023Written By: Kent ThuneReviewed By:

Now that 2023 has begun, investors should make note of stock market holidays scheduled for the year.

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Whether you are an investor, a professional money manager, or you work in the financial media, it's wise to know about and plan for the stock market holidays and hours.

Stock Market 2023 Holiday Calendar

The stock market holidays are the same each year but the calendar days are not exactly the same. Some of the holidays will fall on a Saturday or Sunday, which means that the holiday is observed on a Friday or Monday, respectively.

Here is the schedule of stock market holidays for 2023:

Holiday Date
New Years Day Monday, Jan. 2, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 16, 2023
President's Day Monday, Feb. 20, 2023
Good Friday Friday, Apr. 7, 2023
Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth Monday, Jun. 19, 2023
Independence Day Tuesday, Jul. 4, 2023
Labor Day Monday, Sep. 4, 2023
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023

Monday, Dec. 25, 2023

Additionally, stock markets will close at 1:00pm EST on:

  • Monday, July 3rd, 2023 (prior to Independence Day)
  • Friday, November 24th, 2023 (Black Friday)

Note: If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the stock market will normally observe the holiday and close on the preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the stock market will normally be closed on the following Monday.

What Is a Stock Market Holiday?

A stock market holiday is a day when the stock exchanges, such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ, are closed for trading in observance of certain national holidays. Prior to 2022, there was no Juneteenth National Independence Day.

When Are the Annual Stock Market Holidays?

These are the annual stock market holidays and early closures:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth National Independence Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Important: The NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges are closed for the same ten holidays each year; however, the calendar day on which the holiday occurs can vary from year to year on some holidays.

When Does the Stock Market Open and Close?

The stock market normally opens at 9:30am EST and normally closes at 4:00pm EST. With exception of closures due to holidays or exceptional circumstances, the stock market maintains these hours of operation every week, Monday through Friday.

What & When Are Bond Market Holidays?

Like the stock market holidays, bond market holidays are days in which the bond market is closed for trading in observance of a U.S. national holiday. The bond market shares the same holiday schedule as the stock market with two additional holidays and with a few extra pre-holiday days in which it closes early.

These are the annual bond market holidays and early closures:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Day before Good Friday (Close at 2 pm)
  • Good Friday
  • Day before Memorial Day (Close at 2pm)
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Day before Independence Day (Close at 2pm)
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day (Oct. 9, 2023)
  • Veterans' Day (Nov. 10, 2023)
  • Day before Thanksgiving Day (Close at 2pm)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Black Friday (Day after Thanksgiving Day, closes early at 2:00pm EST)
  • Christmas Eve (closes early at 2:00pm EST)
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Eve (closes early at 2:00pm EST)

Source: MarketBeat

Important: Note that the bond market is closed on Columbus Day and Veterans Day but the stock market is open on those days. Also, the bond market closes early on Christmas Eve and New Years' Eve but the stock market is open on those days.

What Are the Bond Market Hours?

The stock market and bond market do not share the same hours.

These are the NYSE bond market trading hours:

  • Early Trading: 4:00am EST - 8:00am EST
  • Core Trading: 8:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
  • Late Trading: 5:00pm EST - 8:00pm EST

FAQs about the Stock Market Schedule

  • No, the stock market does not open on weekends.

  • No, the stock market is closed on Good Friday, although the bond market is open that day until Noon.

  • Yes, the stock market is open on Columbus Day, or Indigenous Peoples' Day. However, the bond market closes on this day.

  • Yes, the stock market is open on Veterans Day. However, the bond market closes on Veterans Day.

  • No, the stock market closes every year on Labor Day.

  • No, the stock market closes every year on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Yes, the stock market is open on Black Friday, or the Friday following Thanksgiving Day, but it closes for trading early at 1:00pm EST.

  • Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday in 2023, so the stock market will not be open.

  • In 2023, markets are closed on Monday, June 19th, for Juneteenth.

    In 2021, President Biden signed a bill into law making June 19 a federal holiday, known as Juneteenth National Independence Day, which observes the end of slavery in the United States.

This article was written by

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Kent Thune, CFP®, is a fiduciary investment advisor specializing in tactical asset allocation and portfolio management with a focus on ETFs and sector investing. Mr. Thune has 25 years of wealth management experience and has navigated clients through four bear markets and some of the most challenging economic environments in history. As a writer, Kent's articles have been seen on multiple investing and finance websites, including Seeking Alpha, Kiplinger, MarketWatch, The Motley Fool, Yahoo Finance, and The Balance. Mr. Thune's registered investment advisory firm is headquartered in Hilton Head Island, SC where he serves clients all around the United States. When not writing or advising clients, Kent spends time with his wife and two sons, plays guitar, or works on his philosophy book that he plans to publish in 2024.

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Comments (5)

How can the article be accurate 18 months ago? Thanksgiving is always on a Thursday since forever!
bestonlinenameever profile picture
Thanksgiving on on Monday this year? Does that make black friday a tuesday then?
Kent Thune profile picture
@bestonlinenameever Nice catch! This article was accurate when I wrote it 18 months ago. Hopefully, the SA editors will catch this as well! SA has the best readers. Cheers...
@Kent Thune how could it be accurate 18 months ago if the 2022 Thanksgiving will be on Thursday 24 since the beginning of times!! LOL!!
Kent Thune profile picture
@Jserranopr It was accurate 18 months ago when I wrote it, meaning it said Thursday at the time. That's why I used the word accurate in my previous response. Happy Thanksgiving.
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