Is the Stock Market Open on Good Friday 2020?

Review the bank and stock market chart of 2020 holiday closures.

Investors rarely take a day off, even if they sometimes need to. But with Easter coming up, some might wonder how that will affect the stock market. The short answer is: The stock market will be closed on April 10, 2020 for Good Friday. A day earlier, on Maundy Thursday, the bond markets will close early, at 2 p.m.

Here’s what else you need to know, including a handy chart of stock market closures for 2020:

On What 2020 Holidays Are the Stock Market Closed?

The stock market includes indexes such as the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. They will all be closed on Good Friday 2020.

The next closure after Good Friday will be on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day, with an early closure at 2 p.m. by the bond markets the previous Friday. Here’s a list of the nine holidays the stock market will close in 2020:

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  • New Year’s Day: Jan. 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Jan. 20
  • Presidents Day: Feb. 17
  • Good Friday: April 10
  • Memorial Day: May 25
  • Independence Day: July 3 (observed July 4)
  • Labor Day: Sept. 7
  • Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 26
  • Christmas Day: Dec. 25

What Days Are the Stock Markets Closed?

In addition to the holidays mentioned above, the stock markets sometimes close for events of significant national interest, such as when a president dies. That last happened in 2018 following the death of President George H.W. Bush.

If a holiday falls on a weekend, the stock market will close either on the Friday before or Monday after. Here’s a rule you can follow:

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

Also See: Your Guide to the Stock Market’s Hours, Including Holidays

Do Banks Close On the Same Days as the Stock Market?

The bank holiday schedule is similar to that of the stock market, and includes the same rule for weekends. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the bank will close the preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the bank will close the following Monday.

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Save this quick reference chart that details which holidays that banks, bond markets and stock markets are closed in 2020:

Stock Market, Bank and Financial Institution Holiday Closures
HolidayDateBanksStock MarketBond Market
New Year’s DayWed., Jan. 1ClosedClosedClosed
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, Jan. 20ClosedClosedClosed
Presidents DayMonday, Feb. 17ClosedClosedClosed
Maundy ThursdayThursday, April 9OpenOpenCloses early at 2 p.m.
Good FridayFriday, April 10OpenClosedClosed
Friday before Memorial DayFriday, May 22OpenOpenCloses early at 2 p.m.
Memorial DayMonday, May 25ClosedClosedClosed
Thursday before Independence DayThursday, July 2OpenOpenCloses early at 2 p.m.
Friday Before Independence DayFriday, July 3OpenClosedClosed
Independence DaySaturday, July 4ClosedClosedClosed
Labor DayMonday,  Sept. 7ClosedClosedClosed
Columbus DayMonday, Oct. 12ClosedOpenClosed
Veterans DayWednesday, Nov. 11ClosedOpenClosed
ThanksgivingThursday, Nov. 26ClosedClosedClosed
Black FridayFriday, Nov. 27May be openCloses early at 1 p.m.Closes early at 2 p.m.
Christmas EveThursday, Dec. 24OpenCloses early at 1 p.m.Closes early at 2 p.m.
ChristmasFriday, Dec. 25ClosedClosedClosed
New Year’s EveThursday, Dec. 31OpenCloses early at 1 p.m.Closes early at 2 p.m.

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