Is the Stock Market Closed for Juneteenth? – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Washington’s 12th and newest federal holiday – Juneteenth, or June 19 – will indeed close the stock and bond markets this year, providing investors with a long holiday.

That’s despite the fact that in 2022, Juneteenth falls on a Sunday.

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth National Independence Day, occurs on the anniversary of Union Army Gen. Gordon Granger’s June 19, 1865, proclamation that Texas was freed from slavery – years after the Emancipation Proclamation had outlawed it there and in other Southern states.

Juneteenth has been celebrated unofficially for more than two centuries. But on June 17, 2021, Congress passed legislation making it a federal holiday, and President Joe Biden signed it into law.

However, the stock and bond markets did not close in 2021, given how close to Juneteenth the law was enacted. That makes 2022 the first time the major U.S. exchanges will close in observance of Juneteenth, which they will do Monday, June 20.

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Here, we provide a schedule of stock market holidays and bond market holidays for 2022. Please note that regular trading hours for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern on weekdays. The stock markets close at 1 p.m. on early-closure days; bond markets close early at 2 p.m.

2022 Market Holidays

Date Holiday NYSE Nasdaq Bond Markets*
Monday, Jan. 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closed Closed Closed
Monday, Feb. 21 Presidents’ Day/Washington’s Birthday Closed Closed Closed
Thursday, April 14 Maundy Thursday Open Open Early close
(2 p.m.)
Friday, April 15 Good Friday Closed Closed Closed
Friday, May 27 Friday Before Memorial Day Open Open Early close
(2 p.m.)
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day Closed Closed Closed
Monday, June 20 Juneteenth National Independence Day (Observed) Closed Closed Closed


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