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Stock Market Holiday Calendar 2020/21

Stock Market Holiday Calendar 2020/21

Peter Hanks, Strategist
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Stock market holidays can create unique trading conditions where unusual price action can occur due to lack of liquidity. Trading gaps,flash crashes and seasonal trends such as Black Friday are some of the most notable holiday-related events and phenomena which can make trading during these periods a tricky endeavor. With that in mind, check out the stock market holiday calendar for the various major equity markets across the globe.

US Stock Market Holidays

Products Impacted: S&P 500, Dow Jones, Nasdaq 100, Russell 2000, VIX

Holiday20202021
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1Friday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr DayMonday, January 20Monday, January 18
President’s DayMonday, February 17Monday, February 15
Good FridayFriday, April 10Friday, April 2
Memorial DayMonday, May 25Monday, May 31
Independence DayFriday, July 3Monday, July 5
Labor DayMonday, September 7Monday, September 6
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 26*Thursday, November 25*
ChristmasFriday, December 25*Friday, December 24

*Each market will close early at 1:00 the day prior. National late trading sessions will close at 5pm the day prior.

United Kingdom Stock Market Holidays

Products Impacted: FTSE 100, FTSE 250

Holiday20202021
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1Friday, January 1
Good FridayFriday, April 10Friday, April 2
Easter MondayMonday, April 13Monday, April 5
Early May Bank HolidayFriday, May 8Monday, May 3
Late May Bank HolidayMonday, May 25Monday, May 31
Summer Bank HolidayMonday, August 31Monday, August 30
Christmas EveThursday, December 24*Friday, December 24*
ChristmasFriday, December 25Monday, December 27
Boxing DayMonday, December 28Tuesday, December 28
New Year’s EveThursday, December 31*Friday, December 31*

*Markets closing process commences from 12:30 GMT

German Stock Market Holidays

Products Impacted: DAX 30

Holiday20202021
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1Friday, January 1
Good FridayFriday, April 10Friday, April 2
Easter MondayMonday, April 13Monday, April 5
Labour DayFriday, May 1Saturday, May 1
Whit MondayMonday, June 1Monday, May 24
Day of German UnitySaturday, October 3Sunday, October 3
Christmas EveThursday, December 24Friday, December 24
Christmas DayFriday, December 25Saturday, December 25
Boxing DaySaturday, December 26Sunday, December 26
New Year’s EveThursday, December 31Friday, December 31

French Stock Market Holidays

Products Impacted: CAC 40

Holiday20202021
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1Friday, January 1
Good FridayFriday, April 10Friday, April 2
Easter MondayMonday, April 13Monday, April 5
Labor DayFriday, May 1Saturday, May 1
Christmas EveThursday, December 24*Friday, December 24*
Christmas DayFriday, December 25Saturday, December 25
Boxing DaySaturday, December 26Sunday, December 26
New Year’s EveThursday, December 31*Friday, December 31*

*Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, trading on the Euronext Paris Cash Markets will be half day trading, with all instruments closing by 14:05 CET

Japanese Stock Market Holidays

Assets Impacted: Nikkei 225

Holiday20202021
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1Friday, January 1
Market HolidayThursday, January 2Saturday, January 2
Market HolidayFriday, January 3Sunday, January 3
Old Age DayMonday, January 13Monday, January 11
National DayTuesday, February 11Thursday, February 11
Emperor’s BirthdayMonday, February 24Tuesday, February 23
Vernal EquinoxFriday, March 20Saturday, March 20
Showa DayWednesday, April 29Thursday, April 29
Constitution DaySunday, May 3Monday, May 3
Greenery DayMonday, May 4Tuesday, May 4
Children’s DayTuesday, May 5Wednesday, May 5
Marine DayThursday, July 23Monday, July 19
Mountain DayMonday, August 10Wednesday, August 11
Old Age DayMonday, September 21Monday, September 20
Autumnal EquinoxTuesday, September 22Thursday, September 23
Sports DayFriday, July 24Monday, October 11
Culture DayTuesday, November 3Wednesday, November 3
Labor ThanksgivingMonday, November 23Tuesday, November 23
New Year’s EveThursday, December 31Friday, December 31

Australian Stock Market Holidays

Assets Impacted: ASX 200

Holiday20202021
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1Friday, January 1
Australia DayMonday, January 27Tuesday, January 26
Good FridayFriday, April 10Friday, April 2
Easter MondayMonday, April 13Monday, April 5
Anzac DaySaturday, April 25Monday, April 26
Queen’s BirthdayMonday, June 8Monday, June 14
Christmas EveThursday, December 24*Friday, December 24*
Christmas DayFriday, December 25Monday, December 27
Boxing DayMonday, December 28Tuesday, December 28
New Year’s EveThursday, December 31*Friday, December 31*

*Normal trading ceases at 14:10 (Sydney time)

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