US Market Holidays 2023: All you need to know

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US market holidays 2023

US Market Holidays 2023:

The year 2022 is about to end, and we are entering a new year - 2023. Every individual will have personal and financial goals for the new year. However, before you start planning, it is crucial to get your planner ready. One of the essential considerations in every new year's planning is the list of holidays. 

The US stock market:

The US stock market has two main stock exchanges - The New York Stock Exchange and The Nasdaq Stock Exchange. A stock can list on either of two, or it could be on both exchanges. The US market functions from Monday to Friday and is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Apart from the weekly closure, the stock market is closed on other days - national holidays and festivals.

The stock exchanges take two additional partial holidays annually, closing early on the day after Thanksgiving (aka Black Friday) and on Christmas Eve. On those days, the main trading session runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m rather than the normal schedule of 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

US stock market holidays list for 2023:

1New Years DayJanuary 2, 2023Monday
2Martin Luther King Jr. DayJanuary 16, 2023Monday
3Washington's BirthdayFebruary 20, 2023Monday
4Good FridayApril 7, 2023Friday
5Memorial DayMay 29, 2023Monday
6Juneteenth National Independence DayJune 19, 2023Monday
7Independence DayJuly 4, 2023Tuesday
8Labor DaySeptember 4, 2023Monday
9Thanksgiving DayNovember 23, 2023Thursday
10Christmas DayDecember 25, 2023Monday

Note – The mentioned holidays are for 2023. All the timings mentioned are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

If a given holiday happens to take place on Saturday, the Friday before it typically becomes a stock market holiday. Similarly, markets typically close on the following Monday if the holiday lands on a Sunday.