Is the Stock Market Open on Easter? [UPDATED 2022]

Stock market is closed on Good Friday and Easter

No. The major U.S. stock markets are closed on Easter. Easter is not considered an official market holiday, though, as it falls on a Sunday and the markets are already closed.

Both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq are closed on Easter every year. However, Easter is not a "market holiday". Click here for a list of all market holidays.

Good Friday
2022: Friday, April 15
2023: Friday, April 7
2024: Friday, March 29


The U.S. markets are, however, closed on the Friday preceding Easter. Good Friday is an official market holiday. The next market holiday (causing the markets to close) will be in observance of Memorial Day.

When is Easter?

Easter occurs on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. The next Easter holiday will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2022.

When Will the Market Reopen After Easter?

The U.S. stock market will reopen on the following day, Monday, at 9:30 a.m. EST and close at 4:00 p.m. EST, as normal. Normal market hours are 9:30 a.m. EST through 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday of every week.

Other than Good Friday, there are nine holidays when the stock markets are closed including Memorial Day, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Juneteenth, Christmas Day, Independence Day, President’s Day, and Labor Day. If any of these holidays occurs over the weekend, the stock market closes on the Monday after or Friday before.

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