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
Holiday Date Banks Stock Market Bond Market
New Year’s Day Wed., 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.
Good Friday Friday, April 10 Open Closed Closed
Friday before Memorial Day Friday, May 22 Open Open Closes early at 2 p.m.
Memorial Day Monday, May 25 Closed Closed Closed
Thursday before Independence Day Thursday, July 2 Open Open Closes early at 2 p.m.
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 Thursday, Nov. 26 Closed Closed Closed
Black Friday Friday, Nov. 27 May be open Closes early at 1 p.m. Closes early at 2 p.m.
Christmas Eve Thursday, Dec. 24 Open Closes early at 1 p.m. Closes early at 2 p.m.
Christmas 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.

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