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Stock Market Holiday Calendar 2020/21

Stock Market Holiday Calendar 2020/21

Peter Hanks, Strategist

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

2020

2021

New Year’s Day

Wednesday, January 1

Friday, January 1

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Monday, January 20

Monday, January 18

President’s Day

Monday, February 17

Monday, February 15

Good Friday

Friday, April 10

Friday, April 2

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25

Monday, May 31

Independence Day

Friday, July 3

Monday, July 5

Labor Day

Monday, September 7

Monday, September 6

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 26*

Thursday, November 25*

Christmas

Friday, 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

2020

2021

New Year’s Day

Wednesday, January 1

Friday, January 1

Good Friday

Friday, April 10

Friday, April 2

Easter Monday

Monday, April 13

Monday, April 5

Early May Bank Holiday

Friday, May 8

Monday, May 3

Late May Bank Holiday

Monday, May 25

Monday, May 31

Summer Bank Holiday

Monday, August 31

Monday, August 30

Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 24*

Friday, December 24*

Christmas

Friday, December 25

Monday, December 27

Boxing Day

Monday, December 28

Tuesday, 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

2020

2021

New Year’s Day

Wednesday, January 1

Friday, January 1

Good Friday

Friday, April 10

Friday, April 2

Easter Monday

Monday, April 13

Monday, April 5

Labour Day

Friday, May 1

Saturday, May 1

Whit Monday

Monday, June 1

Monday, May 24

Day of German Unity

Saturday, October 3

Sunday, October 3

Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 24

Friday, December 24

Christmas Day

Friday, December 25

Saturday, December 25

Boxing Day

Saturday, December 26

Sunday, December 26

New Year’s Eve

Thursday, December 31

Friday, December 31

French Stock Market Holidays

Products Impacted: CAC 40

Holiday

2020

2021

New Year’s Day

Wednesday, January 1

Friday, January 1

Good Friday

Friday, April 10

Friday, April 2

Easter Monday

Monday, April 13

Monday, April 5

Labor Day

Friday, May 1

Saturday, May 1

Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 24*

Friday, December 24*

Christmas Day

Friday, December 25

Saturday, December 25

Boxing Day

Saturday, December 26

Sunday, 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

2020

2021

New Year’s Day

Wednesday, January 1

Friday, January 1

Market Holiday

Thursday, January 2

Saturday, January 2

Market Holiday

Friday, January 3

Sunday, January 3

Old Age Day

Monday, January 13

Monday, January 11

National Day

Tuesday, February 11

Thursday, February 11

Emperor’s Birthday

Monday, February 24

Tuesday, February 23

Vernal Equinox

Friday, March 20

Saturday, March 20

Showa Day

Wednesday, April 29

Thursday, April 29

Constitution Day

Sunday, May 3

Monday, May 3

Greenery Day

Monday, May 4

Tuesday, May 4

Children’s Day

Tuesday, May 5

Wednesday, May 5

Marine Day

Thursday, July 23

Monday, July 19

Mountain Day

Monday, August 10

Wednesday, August 11

Old Age Day

Monday, September 21

Monday, September 20

Autumnal Equinox

Tuesday, September 22

Thursday, September 23

Sports Day

Friday, July 24

Monday, October 11

Culture Day

Tuesday, November 3

Wednesday, November 3

Labor Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23

Tuesday, November 23

New Year’s Eve

Thursday, December 31

Friday, December 31

Australian Stock Market Holidays

Assets Impacted: ASX 200

Holiday

2020

2021

New Year’s Day

Wednesday, January 1

Friday, January 1

Australia Day

Monday, January 27

Tuesday, January 26

Good Friday

Friday, April 10

Friday, April 2

Easter Monday

Monday, April 13

Monday, April 5

Anzac Day

Saturday, April 25

Monday, April 26

Queen’s Birthday

Monday, June 8

Monday, June 14

Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 24*

Friday, December 24*

Christmas Day

Friday, December 25

Monday, December 27

Boxing Day

Monday, December 28

Tuesday, December 28

New Year’s Eve

Thursday, December 31*

Friday, December 31*

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

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