Take a look at this list of stock market holidays in 2021 to find out whether the market will be open on days like Columbus Day, Christmas Eve and others.




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What Are Stock Market Holidays?

A so-called market holiday is any nonweekend day when the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, or bond markets close for the day. Usually, that holiday is something like Christmas or New Year’s.

On some holidays, or days close to them, the stock markets remain open, while the bond markets stay closed or close early. Sometimes, the markets close for national days of mourning, as the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq did to honor the late president George H.W. Bush in 2018.

If a given holiday happens to take place on Saturday, the Friday before it typically becomes a stock market holiday. Similarly, markets typically close on the following Monday if the holiday lands on a Sunday.

Regular hours for the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq go from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET from Monday to Friday. The markets are closed over the weekends.

Juneteenth

President Biden signed into law a bill that makes June 19 — or Juneteenth — a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

However, markets remained open on the Friday before and the Monday after. June 19 this year landed on a Saturday.

The exchanges and other regulators are set to meet over the months ahead to determine whether Juneteenth will be a market holiday next year and in the years that follow.

Full Stock Market Holidays 2021

The following are the stock market holidays in 2021 when the NYSE, Nasdaq and bond markets are all fully closed:

  • Friday, Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day
  • Monday, Jan. 18 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, Feb. 15 — Presidents’ Day
  • Monday, May 31 — Memorial Day
  • Monday, July 5 — Observance of July 4, Independence Day, which occurs on a Sunday
  • Monday, Sept. 6 — Labor Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 25 — Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, Dec. 24 — Observance of Christmas Day, which occurs on a Saturday

Below, we run down the partial market closures for 2021.

Is The Stock Market Open The Thursday Before Good Friday?

The stock and bond markets hold regular hours on April 1, the date on which Maundy Thursday falls in 2021.

Is The Stock Market Open On Good Friday?

The stock market is closed on Good Friday, which takes place on April 2. Bond markets close early, at noon.

Is The Stock Market Open The Friday Before Memorial Day?

The stock market is open on the Friday before Memorial Day. But the bond markets close early, at 2 p.m.

Is The Stock Market Open On July 2?

It is. But the bond markets shut down at 2 p.m.

Is The Stock Market Open On Columbus Day?

Yes. The NYSE and the Nasdaq are open on Columbus Day, which in 2021 lands on Monday, Oct. 11.

As for the bond markets? Closed that day.

What About Veterans Day?

Similarly, bond traders also have off for Veterans Day, which in 2021 takes place on Thursday, Nov. 11. But the NYSE and the Nasdaq will hold regular hours.

… and Black Friday?

The stock markets close early, at 1 p.m., on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday in 2021 lands on Nov. 26. The bond markets close early, at 2 p.m.

… The Day Before Christmas Eve?

Dec. 23 takes place on Thursday in 2021. The NYSE and Nasdaq will be fully open. Bond markets close at 2 p.m.

Is The Stock Market Open New Year’s Eve?

Yes it is.

However, the bond market closes early, at 2 p.m., on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve is on a Friday in 2021.

New Year’s Day 2022 falls on a Saturday. The stock market will not observe the holiday, either with closure or limited hours.

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