Stock Market Holidays

2013 – Stock Market Holidays

Major US Stock Exchanges are closed.

Date

New Year’s Day

January 1, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 21, 2013

Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day)

February 18, 2013

Good Friday

March 29, 2013

Memorial Day

May 27, 2013

Independence Day *

July 4, 2013 *

Labor Day

September 2, 2013

Thanksgiving Day *

November 28, 2013 *

Christmas Day *

December 25, 2013 *

Early Closings
* The NYSE, NYSE AMEX and NASDAQ will close trading early (at 1:00 PM ET) on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, Friday, November 29, 2013 (the day after Thanksgiving) and Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

 

2012 – Stock Market Holidays

Major US Stock Exchanges are closed.

Date

New Year’s Day

January 2, 2012 (observed)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 16, 2012

Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day)

February 20, 2012

Good Friday

April 6, 2012

Memorial Day

May 28, 2012

Independence Day *

July 4, 2012 *

Labor Day

September 3, 2012

Thanksgiving Day *

November 22, 2012 *

Christmas Day *

December 25, 2012 *

Early Closings
* The NYSE, NYSE AMEX and NASDAQ will close trading early (at 1:00 PM ET) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, Friday, November 23, 2012 (the day after Thanksgiving) and Monday, December 24, 2012.

 

Special Stock Market Holiday Rules

There are a few special rules that apply to stock market holidays:

  • Although the day after Thanksgiving (Friday) is not an official holiday, the market has a tradition of closing at 1:00 p.m. ET.
  • When any stock market holiday falls on a Saturday, the market will be closed on the previous day (Friday) unless the Friday is the end of a monthly or yearly accounting period.
  • When any stock market holiday falls on a Sunday, the market will be closed the next day (Monday).

Some market holidays are observed on different dates each year:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is always observed on the third Monday in January.
  • President’s Day is always observed on the third Monday in February.
  • Memorial Day is always observed on the last Monday in May.