Stock market holidays 2023: Is Wall Street closed for Memorial Day?

After a slow start to 2023, the Nasdaq began to show promise mid-year. The S&P 500 is just off the 2023 high, while the Dow continues to struggle.

US stock markets will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29.


Take a look at this list of stock market holidays in 2023 to find out if the market will be open on days like Veterans Day, Juneteenth and others.

What are stock market holidays?

A so-called holiday is a non-weekend day when the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, or bond markets close for the day. Usually this holiday resembles Thanksgiving or Christmas.

On or near public holidays, stock markets remain open, while bond markets remain closed or close earlier. Sometimes markets close for days of national mourning, like the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq did to honor the late President George HW Bush in 2018.

If a given holiday falls on a Saturday, the Friday preceding it generally becomes a stock market holiday. Likewise, markets usually close the following Monday if the public holiday falls on a Sunday.

Regular hours for the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Markets are closed on weekends.

Full stock market holidays 2023

Here are the stock market holidays in 2023 when the NYSE, Nasdaq, and bond markets are all completely closed:

  • Monday, January 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Monday, February 20 — Presidents’ Day
  • Friday, April 7 — Good Friday
  • Monday, May 29 — Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 19 — June 19
  • Tuesday, July 4 — Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4 — Labor Day
  • Thursday, November 23 — Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, December 25 — Christmas Day

Below we outline the partial market closures for 2023.

Is the stock market open on New Years Day 2023?

New Year’s Day 2023 falls on a Sunday. The exchange will close on Monday, January 2 to observe the holidays.

Is the stock market open on the Thursday before Good Friday?

The stock market holds its usual hours on April 6, which is Holy Thursday in 2023. Bond markets close early, at 2 p.m.

Is the Stock Exchange open the Friday before Memorial Day?

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

Is the Stock Exchange open on July 3?

It is. But the bond markets closed at 2 p.m.

Is the stock market open on Columbus Day?

Yes. The NYSE and Nasdaq are open on Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day, which in 2023 lands on Monday, October 9.

As for the bond markets? Closed that day.

Is the scholarship open on Veterans Day?

Similarly, bond traders also have a day off on Veterans Day. In 2023, Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11, with bond markets closed on Friday, November 10. But the NYSE and Nasdaq will hold regular hours.

… And Black Friday?

Stock markets close early, at 1 p.m. ET, on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday in 2022 lands on November 24. Bond markets close early, at 2 p.m.

… Christmas Eve ?

December 23 falls on a Sunday in 2023. Therefore, the markets will be closed.

Is the stock market open on New Years Eve?

New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday in 2023.

For 2023, bond markets will close early at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 29.


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