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:
- On What Days Are the Stock Markets Closed?
- On What 2020 Holidays Are the Stock Market Closed?
- Federal Holiday Closures for Banks and the Stock Market
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.
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
- Christmas Day
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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