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Stock Market Holiday Calendar 2020/21: Global Shares Market

Stock Market Holiday Calendar 2020/21: Global Shares Market

2020-05-26 18:26:43
Peter Hanks, Analyst
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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

Holiday 20202021
New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1Friday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr DayMonday, January 20Monday, January 18
President’s Day Monday, February 17Monday, February 15
Good Friday Friday, April 10 Friday, April 2
Memorial Day Monday, May 25Monday, May 31
Independence Day Friday, July 3Monday, July 5
Labor Day Monday, September 7Monday, September 6
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, 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

Holiday 20202021
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1Friday, January 1
Good Friday Friday, April 10Friday, April 2
Easter Monday Monday, April 13Monday, April 5
Early May Bank Holiday Friday, May 8Monday, May 3
Late May Bank HolidayMonday, May 25Monday, May 31
Summer Bank Holiday Monday, 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 Eve Thursday, December 31*Friday, December 31*

*Markets closing process commences from 12:30 GMT

German Stock Market Holidays

Products Impacted: DAX 30

Holiday 20202021
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1Friday, January 1
Good Friday Friday, April 10Friday, April 2
Easter Monday Monday, April 13Monday, April 5
Labour Day Friday, May 1Saturday, May 1
Whit Monday Monday, June 1Monday, May 24
Day of German Unity Saturday, 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 Eve Thursday, December 31Friday, December 31

French Stock Market Holidays

Products Impacted: CAC 40

Holiday 20202021
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1Friday, January 1
Good Friday Friday, April 10Friday, April 2
Easter Monday Monday, April 13Monday, April 5
Labor Day Friday, 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 Eve Thursday, 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

Holiday 20202021
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1Friday, January 1
Market Holiday Thursday, January 2Saturday, January 2
Market Holiday Friday, January 3Sunday, January 3
Old Age Day Monday, January 13Monday, January 11
National Day Tuesday, February 11Thursday, February 11
Emperor’s Birthday Monday, February 24Tuesday, February 23
Vernal EquinoxFriday, March 20Saturday, March 20
Showa Day Wednesday, April 29 Thursday, April 29
Constitution Day Sunday, May 3Monday, May 3
Greenery Day Monday, May 4Tuesday, May 4
Children’s Day Tuesday, May 5Wednesday, May 5
Marine Day Thursday, July 23Monday, July 19
Mountain Day Monday, August 10Wednesday, August 11
Old Age Day Monday, September 21Monday, September 20
Autumnal Equinox Tuesday, September 22Thursday, September 23
Sports Day Friday, July 24Monday, October 11
Culture Day Tuesday, November 3Wednesday, November 3
Labor ThanksgivingMonday, November 23Tuesday, November 23
New Year’s Eve Thursday, December 31Friday, December 31

Australian Stock Market Holidays

Assets Impacted: ASX 200

Holiday 20202021
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1Friday, January 1
Australia Day Monday, January 27Tuesday, January 26
Good Friday Friday, April 10 Friday, April 2
Easter Monday Monday, April 13Monday, April 5
Anzac Day Saturday, April 25Monday, April 26
Queen’s Birthday Monday, June 8 Monday, June 14
Christmas EveThursday, December 24* Friday, December 24*
Christmas Day Friday, December 25Monday, December 27
Boxing Day Monday, December 28Tuesday, December 28
New Year’s Eve Thursday, December 31*Friday, December 31*

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

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