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
- Labor Day is always observed on the first Monday in September