Stock Market Holidays for 2017 and 2018

Stock Market Holidays and Stock Markets Hours

As an investor, it is not enough to know all the stock market hours, you equally need to keep yourself abreast of the stock market holidays. Having the information about stock market holidays can help you plan your trading activities around the stock market hours during which trading will be on. For your information, no trading takes place on dates that are marked stock market holidays. We have taken time to compile the Stock Market Holidays for some of the top Stock Exchanges around the world. Also, you shall find the time that some of the stock markets open and close. The list of stock exchanges that their trading hours and holidays are covered here are listed below:

  1. London Stock Exchange (LSE)
  2. Australia Stock Exchange (ASX)
  3. Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange
  4. German Stock Exchange (FSX)
  5. Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX)
  6. National Stock Exchange (NSE)
  7. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
  8. Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE)
  9. Toronto Stock Exchange
  10. Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX)
  11. New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  12. NASDAQ
  13. Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV)
  14. Milan Stock Exchange (MTA)

London Stock Exchange (LSE) Holidays

The stock exchange in the United Kingdom is called London Stock Exchange (LSE). London Stock Exchange (LSE) opens from Monday to Friday starting from 8.00a.m to 4.30p.m ET.  London Stock Exchange (LSE) observes public and Bank holidays of England and Wales. During the holidays, the market will be closed for trading. Below are the LSE holidays for 2017 and 2018.

2017 2018
New Year’s Day 01/02/2017 01/01/2018
Good Friday 04/14/2017 03/30/2018
Easter Monday 04/17/2017 04/02/2018
Early May Bank Holiday 05/01/2017 05/07/2018
Late May Bank Holiday 05/29/2017 05/28/2018
Summer Bank Holiday 08/28/2017 08/27/2018
Christmas 12/25/2017 12/25/2018
Boxing Day 12/26/2017 12/26/2018

In addition to these holidays, LSE observes partial holidays on which markets will commence closing process early from 12.30.

LSE partial holidays for 2017 and 2018

Christmas Eve 12/22/2017 12/24/2018
New Year Eve 12/29/2017 12/31/2018

Australia Stock Exchange (ASX) Holidays

Australia Stock Exchange (ASX) opens for trading Monday to Friday from 10.00a.m to 4.00p.m. It observes some holidays every year. The scheduled holidays for 2017 and 2018 are listed below.

New Year’s Day 01/02/2017 01/01/2018
Australia Day 01/26/2017 01/26/2018
Good Friday 04/14/2017 03/30/2018
Easter Monday 04/17/2017 04/02/2018
ANZAC Day 04/25/2017 04/25/2018
Queen’s Birthday 06/12/2017 06/11/2018
Christmas Day 12/25/2017 12/25/2018
Boxing Day 12/26/2017 12/26/2018

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Euronext Holidays

The Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange opens for trading Monday through Friday every week. It opens at 9.00a.m and closes by 5.40p.m.  Euronext has the following scheduled holidays for 2017 and 2018.

2017 2018
New Year’s Day N/A 01/01/2018
Good Friday 04/14/2017 03/30/2018
Easter Monday 04/17/2017 04/02/2018
Labour Day 05/01/2017 05/01/2018
Christmas Day 12/25/2017 12/25/2018
Christmas Holiday 12/26/2017 12/26/2018

German Stock Exchange Holidays

The German Stock Exchange, Deutsche Borse (FSX) is located at Frankfurt. Market opens for trading on Monday to Friday from 8.00a.m to 8p.m. Surprisingly, Deutsche Borse (FSX) does not observe lunch break.

New Year’s Day N/A 01/01/2018
Good Friday 04/14/2017 03/30/2018
Easter Monday 04/17/2017 04/02/2018
Labour Day 05/01/2017 05/01/2018
Whitmonday 06/05/2017 05/21/2018
National Day 10/03/2017 10/03/2018
Reformation Day 500th Anniversary 10/31/2017 N/A
Christmas Eve N/A 12/24/2018
Christmas Day 12/25/2017 12/25/2018
Christmas Holiday 12/26/2017 12/26/2018
New Year’s Eve N/A 12/31/2018

Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) Holidays

The trading days for Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) are Monday to Friday while the trading hours start from 9.30a.m to 4.00p.m. HKEX observes lunch break between 12.00p.m and 1.00p.m. Market will be closed at lunch break. Hong Kong will observe these stock market holidays in 2017 and 2018 during which the market will be closed.

New Year’s Day 01/02/2017 01/01/2018
Lunar New Year 3 01/30/2017 N/A
Lunar New Year 1 N/A 02/16/2018
Lunar New Year 4 01/31/2017 02/19/2018
Ching Ming Festival 04/04/2017 N/A
Good Friday 04/14/2017 03/30/2018
Easter Monday 04/17/2017 04/02/2018
Ching Ming Festival N/A 04/05/2018
Labour Day 05/01/2017 05/01/2018
Buddha’s Birthday* 05/03/2017 05/22/2018
Tuen Ng Day* 05/30/2017 06/18/2018
SAR Establishment Day N/A 07/02/2018
Chinese National Day 10/02/2017 N/A
Day Following Mid-autumn Festival* 10/05/2017 09/25/2018
Chinese National Day N/A 10/01/2018
Chung Yeung Day* N/A 10/17/2018
Christmas Day 12/25/2017 12/25/2018
Christmas Holiday 12/26/2017 12/26/2018

National Stock Exchange (NSE) Holidays

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) in Mumbai trading sessions run from Monday to Friday. NSE opens at 9.15a.m to close by 3.30p.m. The holidays schedules for 2017 and 2018 are as follows:

Republic Day 01/26/2017 01/26/2018
Mahashivratri* 02/24/2017 02/13/2018
Holi (2nd day)* 03/13/2017 03/01/2018
Mahavir Jayanti* N/A 03/29/2018
Good Friday N/A 03/30/2018
Ram Navmi* 04/04/2017 N/A
Dr. Babsaheb Ambedkar Jayanti 04/14/2017 N/A
Maharashtra or May Day 05/01/2017 05/01/2018
Ramzan-id (Id-ul-fitar)* 06/26/2017 06/15/2018
Independence Day 08/15/2017 08/15/2018
Bakri-id* N/A 08/22/2018
Ganesh Chaturthi* 08/25/2017 09/12/2018
Moharrum* N/A 09/20/2018
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday 10/02/2017 10/02/2018
Dasara* N/A 10/18/2018
Diwali Amavasya (Muhurat trading)* 10/19/2017 11/08/2018
Guru Nanak Jayanti* N/A 11/22/2018
Diwali (Bali Pratipada) 10/20/2017 N/A
Christmas Day 12/25/2017 12/25/2018

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Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Holidays

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opens for trading 9.15 a.m and closed 3.30 p.m. The trading days are Monday to Friday. Because the Exchange is equally located in Mumbai, India, it shares all the stock market holidays with the National Stock Exchange (NSE) as listed above

Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) Holidays

Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) which is located in Shanghai, ranks among the largest Stock Exchanges in the world. The trading days run from Monday to Friday. The market opens from 9.30a.m to 3.00p.m. However, Shanghai Stock Exchange observes lunch break from 11.30a.m to 1.00p.m. The scheduled holidays for the years 2017 and 2018 are as follows

New Year’s Day 01/02/2017 01/01/2018
Lunar NY Eve 1 01/27/2017 02/15/2018
Lunar New Year 3 01/30/2017 02/16/2018
Lunar New Year 4 01/31/2017 02/19/2018
Lunar New Year 8 02/01/2017 N/A
Lunar New Year 5 02/02/2017 02/20/2018
Lunar New Year 6 N/A 02/21/2018
Ching Ming Festival Eve 04/03/2017 N/A
Ching Ming Festival N/A 04/05/2018
Ching Ming Festival 04/04/2017 04/06/2018
Labour Day Holiday N/A 04/30/2018
Labour Day 1 05/01/2017 05/01/2018
Dragon Boat Festival Holiday 05/29/2017 N/A
Dragon Boat Festival (Tuen Ng Day)* 05/30/2017 06/18/2018
Mid-autumn Festival* N/A 09/24/2018
National Day 1 N/A 10/01/2018
National Day 2 10/02/2017 10/02/2018
National Day 3 10/03/2017 10/03/2018
Mid-autumn Festival* 10/04/2017 N/A
National Day 4 N/A 10/04/2018
National Day 5 10/05/2017 10/05/2018
National Day 6 10/06/2017 N/A
Additional New Year Holiday N/A 12/31/2018

Toronto Stock Exchange TSX holidays

The Stock Exchange in Canada is called Toronto Stock Exchange with trading indices TSX. The TSX opens for trading from Mondays to Fridays while the regular trading are from 9.30am to 4.00pm EST. However, market participants (Participating Organizations and Members) enjoy an extended session for from 4:15 to 5:00 p.m. ET each trading day. Toronto Stock Exchange observes certain holidays on which market will be closed for trading. In addition, the equities listed in the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) that are traded in U.S dollars may be affected by U.S holidays.

New Year’s Day 01/02/2017 01/01/2018
Family Day 02/20/2017 02/19/2018
Good Friday 04/14/2017 03/30/2018
Victoria/Patriots’ Day 05/22/2017 05/21/2018
Canada Day 07/03/2017 07/02/2018
Civic Holiday 08/07/2017 08/06/2018
Labour Day 09/04/2017 09/03/2018
Thanksgiving 10/09/2017 10/08/2018
Christmas 12/25/2017 12/25/2018
Boxing Day 12/26/2017 12/26/2018

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Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX) holidays

Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX) is responsible for providing market facilities for securities trading, publicizing market prices and quotations in Japan. It also, ensures fairness of securities trading, and other business regarding operation of the financial instruments exchange market and business incidental thereto. The training hours run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET on Monday to Friday. Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX) observes lunch break of one hour from 11.30a.m to 12.30p.m. Below are Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX) holidays for the years 2017 and 2018.

New Year’s Day N/A 01/01/2018
Bank Holiday 2 01/02/2017 01/02/2018
Bank Holiday 3 01/03/2017 01/03/2018
Coming of Age (Adults’) Day 01/09/2017 01/08/2018
National Founding Day N/A 02/12/2018
Vernal Equinox 03/20/2017 03/21/2018
Showa Day (formerly Greenery Day) N/A 04/30/2018
Constitution Day 05/03/2017 05/03/2018
Greenery Day (formerly National Holiday) 05/04/2017 05/04/2018
Children’s Day 05/05/2017 N/A
Marine Day 07/17/2017 07/16/2018
Mountain Day 08/11/2017 N/A
Respect for the Aged Day 09/18/2017 09/17/2018
Health-Sports Day 10/09/2017 N/A
Autumn Equinox N/A 09/24/2018
Health-Sports Day N/A 10/08/2018
Culture Day 11/03/2017 N/A
Labour Thanksgiving Day 11/23/2017 11/23/2018
Emperor’s Birthday N/A 12/24/2018
New Year’s Eve N/A 12/31/2018

NYSE Holidays

All the Stock Exchanges in US comprising NASDAQ, NYSE observe US holidays. On these holidays, the stock markets will close for trading. Find below the scheduled NASDAQ and NYSE holidays for the years 2017 and 2018. Market opens Monday through Friday.  Trading starts by 9.30am and closes by 4.00pm EST

New Year’s Day 01/02/2017 01/01/2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 01/16/2017 01/15/2018
Presidents’ Day 02/20/2017 02/19/2018
Good Friday 04/14/2017 03/30/2018
Memorial Day 05/29/2017 05/28/2018
Independence Day 07/04/2017 07/04/2018
Labor Day 09/04/2017 09/03/2018
Thanksgiving 11/23/2017 11/22/2018
Christmas 12/25/2017 12/25/2018

In addition to the holidays above, NASDAQ and NYSE will observe partial holidays in which the market will close early at 1.00 p.m EST. The NASDAQ and NYSE partial holidays are as follows:

Day Before Independence Day 07/03/2017 07/03/2018
Day Following Thanksgiving 11/24/2017 11/23/2018
Christmas Eve N/A 12/24/2018

However, the markets will accept cross section orders on these dates beginning from 1.00p.m for continuous executions until 1.30p.m

NASDAQ Holidays

NASDAQ observes the same holidays in U.S with NSYE as above. Market opens Monday through Friday. The regular trading hours for Equity Options, ETF & ETN Options, Index Options and World Currency Options are 9.30am to 4.00pm EST. If you are a NASDAQ customer, NASDAQ will send trade alerts to remind you when the market will be closed or will close early. NASDAQ Alerts are also available on subscription.

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The Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) Holidays

The Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) opens Monday to Friday. The trading sessions run from 8.30a.m to 3.00p.m.

New Year’s Day N/A 01/01/2018
Constitution Day 02/06/2017 02/05/2018
Juarez’s Birthday 03/20/2017 03/19/2018
Holy Thursday 04/13/2017 03/29/2018
Good Friday 04/14/2017 03/30/2018
Labour Day 05/01/2017 05/01/2018
All Souls’ Day 11/02/2017 11/02/2018
Mexican Revolution 11/20/2017 11/19/2018
Our Lady of Guadalupe 12/12/2017 12/12/2018
Christmas Day 12/25/2017 12/25/2018

Milan Stock Exchange (MTA) Holidays

Milan Stock Exchange (MTA) opens Monday to Friday at 9.00a.m and close at 5.30p.m. MTA holidays for 2017 and 2018 are as follows:

New Year’s Day N/A 01/01/2018
Good Friday 04/14/2017 03/30/2018
Easter Monday 04/17/2017 04/02/2018
Labour Day 05/01/2017 05/01/2018
Assumption Day 08/15/2017 08/15/2018
Christmas Eve N/A 12/24/2018
Christmas Day 12/25/2017 12/25/2018
Christmas Holiday 12/26/2017 12/26/2018
New Year’s Eve N/A 12/31/2018
I hope this article provides answers to people asking, “is the stock market holiday today?” or “what days is the stock market closed in 2017?”.
Notes:
  • Date format is MM/DD/YYYY
  • * Not all stock market holidays are actual dates. They are the dates such holidays are observed. At times, if holidays fall on weekend, some Exchanges may observe the holidays on Friday preceding the date or the following Monday.
  • *The Exchange may alter / change any of the above stock market holidays, for which a separate circular shall be issued in advance to their members.
  • The stock market holidays are not exhaustive. We intend to keep adding to them.