St. Patrick’s Day might be one of the biggest days of the year in terms of celebrating, but it doesn’t fall under one of the nine trading holidays that the stock market closes. St. Patrick’s Day falls on Wednesday, March 17, and the stock market will be open for business as usual — though you might want to ease up on the festivities if you plan on making high-volume trades.
Read on for a list of holidays that do shut down the stock market.
- Is the Stock Market Closed on St. Patrick’s Day 2021?
- On Which Holidays Does the Stock Market Close in 2021?
- What Other Days Does the Stock Market Close?
The short answer: No, the stock market is not closed on St. Patrick’s Day. It will operate during the normal trading hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, so St. Patrick’s Day will not impact your ability to make trades.
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Read this list of upcoming holidays for the rest of the year to find out when the markets are closed.
|Stock Market Holidays 2021|
|Good Friday||Friday, April 2||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 31||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Independence Day||Observed Monday, July 5||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Labor Day||Monday, Sept. 6||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Columbus Day||Monday, Oct. 11||Closed||Open||Open|
|Veterans Day||Thursday, Nov. 11||Closed||Open||Open|
|Thanksgiving||Thursday, Nov. 25||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Christmas||Observed Friday, Dec. 24||Closed||Closed||Closed|
When a federal holiday falls on Saturday — as Independence Day does this year — the stock market closes the preceding Friday. When a holiday falls on Sunday, the market closes the following Monday. The New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ observe the same holidays, though the bond market follows a slightly different schedule.
|Stock Market Early Closures 2021|
|Maundy Thursday||Thursday, April 1||Early close||Open normal hours||Open normal hours|
|Friday before Memorial Day||Friday, May 28||Early close||Open normal hours||Open normal hours|
|Day before Independence Day||Observed Friday, July 2||Early close||Open normal hours||Open normal hours|
|Day after Thanksgiving||Friday, Nov. 26||Early close||Early Close||Early close|
|Day Before Christmas Eve||Thursday, Dec. 23||Early close||Open normal hours||Open normal hours|
|New Year’s Eve||Friday, Dec. 31||Early close||Open normal hours||Open normal hours|
Judging by these schedules, bonds traders are at a slight disadvantage when it comes to trading because their market closes earlier more often.
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In addition to federal holidays, the stock market is closed on weekends. It might also close in the case of national events such as extreme weather or the death of a president. The most recent example of the latter is when the stock market closed on Dec. 5, 2018, following the death of President George H.W. Bush.
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