Market holidays refer to the non-weekend days when the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Nasdaq, and bond markets are closed for the day. The NYSE and Nasdaq have the same holiday schedule, with a total of nine holidays per year. Additionally, these stock exchanges have two partial holidays annually, where they close early on the day after Thanksgiving (known as Black Friday) and on Christmas Eve. On these days, the main trading session runs from 9:30 AM to 1 PM, as opposed to the regular schedule of 9:30 AM to 4 PM. It is important for investors to keep track of these holidays, as they can affect the trading volume and potentially impact the performance of their investments.
If a holiday falls on a weekend, stock markets may close on the Friday before the holiday. Similarly, if the holiday falls on a Sunday, markets normally close the following Monday.
US Stock Market Holiday List 2023
The following is a complete list of major US holidays as determined by the NYSE and NASDAQ:
|02 January 2023||New Year’s Day||Monday|
|16 January 2023||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday|
|20 February 2023||George Washington’s Birthday||Monday|
|07 April 2023||Good Friday||Friday|
|29 May 2023||Memorial Day||Monday|
|19 June 2023||Juneteenth National Independence Day||Monday|
|04 July 2023||Independence Day||Tuesday|
|04 September 2023||Labor Day||Monday|
|23 November 2023||Thanksgiving Day||Thursday|
|25 December 2023||Christmas Day||Monday|
Note: Please keep in mind that the holidays indicated are for 2023. All times are given in Eastern Standard Time (EST).