Is the Stock Market Open on Easter Monday 2020?

The stock market is open Easter Monday. Here's the schedule.

Investors will find that the Easter holidays start early in 2020, with the bond markets closing at 2 p.m. ET on Maundy Thursday and all markets closed a day later on Good Friday, which falls on April 10. But will the stock market open Easter Monday? The short answer: yes. The stock market will be back to business as usual on Monday, April 13, after the Easter holiday.

Plan your investment schedule for 2020 with a complete list of holidays the stock market closes, plus learn more about why the markets don’t close on Easter Monday:

What Days Are the Stock Markets Closed?

The Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500, New York Stock Exchange and other indexes all follow a holiday schedule that closely aligns with federal holidays recognized by banks and other financial institutions. The stock markets might also close in observance of important national events, such as the death of a president. When a holiday falls on a weekend, this is the typical rule:

  • If a holiday falls on Saturday, markets close the Friday before.
  • If a holiday falls on Sunday, markets close the following Monday.

Based on this rule, you’d think the stock markets would close on Monday, April 13, because Easter Sunday is the day before. But since Good Friday is a such an important part of the Easter holiday, that’s the day indexes have decided to close, making Easter Monday the exception to the rule.

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On What 2020 Holidays Are the Stock Market Closed?

Following Good Friday, the next stock market holiday closure in 2020 will be Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. Here’s a list of the nine federal holidays the stock market closes every year:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Federal Holiday Closures for Banks and the Stock Market

The following chart lists federal holiday closures for 2020, including stock markets, bond markets and banks:

Stock Market, Bank and Financial Institution Holiday Closures
Holiday Date Banks Stock Market Bond Market
New Year’s Day Wednesday, Jan. 1 Closed Closed Closed
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 20 Closed Closed Closed
Presidents Day Monday, Feb. 17 Closed Closed Closed
Maundy Thursday Thursday, April 9 Open Open Closes early at 2 p.m. ET
Good Friday Friday, April 10 Open Closed Closed
Friday Before Memorial Day Friday, May 22 Open Open Closes early at 2 p.m. ET
Memorial Day Monday, May 25 Closed Closed Closed
Thursday Before Independence Day Thursday, July 2 Open Open Closes early at 2 p.m. ET
Friday Before Independence Day Friday, July 3 Open Closed Closed
Independence Day Saturday, July 4 Closed Closed Closed
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 7 Closed Closed Closed
Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 12 Closed Open Closed
Veterans Day Wednesday, Nov. 11 Closed Open Closed
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 26 Closed Closed Closed
Black Friday Friday, Nov. 27 Open Closes early at 1 p.m. Closes early at 2 p.m. ET
Christmas Eve Thursday, Dec. 24 Open Closes early at 1 p.m. Closes early at 2 p.m. ET
Christmas Day Friday, Dec. 25 Closed Closed Closed
New Year’s Eve Thursday, Dec. 31 Open Closes early at 1 p.m. Closes early at 2 p.m. ET

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