Holiday Schedule



Holiday Schedule

On behalf of financial markets participants, SIFMA recommends a holiday schedule for financial markets in the U.S., U.K. and Japan.

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All SIFMA holiday recommendations apply to the trading of U.S. dollar-denominated government securities, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, over-the-counter investment-grade and high-yield corporate bonds, municipal bonds and secondary money market trading in bankers' acceptances, commercial paper and Yankee and Euro certificates of deposit. Previously scheduled SIFMA early close recommendations do not affect the closing time for settlements.

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2016 U.S. Holiday Recommendations 2016 U.K. Holiday Recommendations 2016 Japan Holiday Recommendations
2017 U.S. Holiday Recommendations    2017 U.K. Holiday Recommendations    2017 Japan Holiday Recommendations   

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2016 U.S. Holiday Recommendations

Holiday Recommended Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time)   Recommended Close  
New Year's Day 2015/2016 Thursday, December 31, 2015 Friday, January 1, 2016
Martin Luther King Day None Monday, January 18, 2016
Presidents Day None Monday, February, 15, 2016
Good Friday Thursday, March 24, 2016 Friday, March 25, 2016
Memorial Day Friday, May 27, 2016 Monday, May 30, 2016
U.S. Independence Day Friday, July 1, 2016 Monday, July 4, 2016
Labor Day None Monday, September 5, 2016
Columbus Day None Monday, October 10, 2016
Veterans Day None Friday, November 11, 2016
Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 25, 2016 Thursday, November 24, 2016
Christmas Day Friday, December 23, 2016 Monday, December 26, 2016
New Year's Day 2016/2017 Friday, December 30, 2016 Monday, January 2, 2017

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2016 U.K. Holiday Recommendations

Holiday N/A (No Early Close Recommendations for the U.K.) Recommended Close
New Year's Day 2015/2016   Friday, January 1, 2016
U.S. Martin Luther King Day   Monday, January 18, 2016
U.S. Presidents Day   Monday, February, 15, 2016
Good Friday   Friday, March 25, 2016
Easter Monday   Monday, March 28, 2016
U.K. May Day   Monday, May 2, 2016
U.S. Memorial Day   Monday, May 30, 2016
U.K. Spring Bank Holiday   Monday, May 30, 2016
U.S. Independence Day   Monday, July 4, 2016
U.K. Summer Bank Holiday   Monday, August 29, 2016
U.S. Labor Day   Monday, September 5, 2016
U.S. Columbus Day   Monday, October 10, 2016
U.S. Veterans Day   Friday, November 11, 2016
U.S. Thanksgiving Day   Thursday, November 24, 2016
Christmas Day   Tuesday, December 27, 2016
(Observed)
U.K. Boxing Day   Monday, December 26, 2016
New Year's Day 2016/2017   Monday, January 2, 2017

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2016 Japan Holiday Recommendations

Holiday Recommended Early Close (3:00 p.m. Japanese Standard Time) Recommended Full Close
New Year's Day 2015/2016 None Friday, January 1, 2016
Bank Holiday None N/A 
Bank Holiday None N/A
Coming of Age Day None Monday, January 11, 2016
U.S. Martin Luther King Day None Monday, January 18, 2016 
National Foundation Day None Thursday, February 11, 2016
U.S. Presidents' Day None Monday, February 15, 2016
Spring Equinox None Monday, March 21, 2016 (Observed)
Good Friday None Friday, March 25, 2016
U.K Easter Monday Monday, March 28, 2016 N/A
Showa Day None Friday, April 29, 2016
Constitution Day None Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Children's Day None Wednesday, May 4, 2016
U.K. May Day None Monday, May 2, 2016
Greenery Day None Thursday, May 5, 2016
U.S. Memorial Day None Monday, May 30, 2016
U.K. Spring Bank Holiday None Monday, May 30, 2016
U.S. Independence Day None Monday, July 4, 2016
Marine Day None Monday, July 18, 2016
Mountain Day None Thursday, August 11, 2016
U.K. Summer Bank Holiday Monday, August 29, 2016 N/A
U.S. Labor Day None Monday, September 5, 2016
Respect for the Aged Day None Monday, September 19, 2016
Autumn Equinox None Thursday, September 22, 2016
Sports Day/ U.S. Columbus Day None Monday, October 10, 2016
Culture Day None Thursday, November 3, 2016
U.S. Veterans Day None Friday, November 11, 2016
Labor Thanksgiving Day None Wednesday, November 23, 2016
U.S. Thanksgiving Day None Thursday, November 24, 2016
Emperor's Birthday None Friday, December 23, 2016
Christmas Day None Monday, December 26, 2016
U.K. Boxing Day None Monday, December 26, 2016
Bank Holiday None N/A
New Year's Day None Monday, January 2, 2017

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2017 U.S. Holiday Recommendations

Holiday Recommended Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time)   Recommended Close  
New Year's Day 2016/2017 Friday, December 30, 2016 Monday, January 2, 2017
Martin Luther King Day None Monday, January 16, 2017
Presidents Day None Monday, February 20, 2017
Good Friday Thursday, April 13, 2017 Friday, April 14, 2017
Memorial Day Friday, May 26, 2017 Monday, May 29, 2017
U.S. Independence Day Monday, July 3, 2017 Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Labor Day None Monday, September 4, 2017
Columbus Day None Monday, October 9, 2017
Veterans Day None None
Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 24, 2017 Thursday, November 23, 2017
Christmas Day Friday, December 22, 2017 Monday, December 25, 2017
New Year's Day 2017/2018 Friday, December 29, 2017 Monday, January 1, 2018

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2017 U.K. Holiday Recommendations

Holiday N/A (No Early Close Recommendations for the U.K.) Recommended Close
New Year's Day 2016/2017   Monday, January 2, 2017
U.S. Martin Luther King Day   Monday, January 16, 2017
U.S. Presidents Day   Monday, February 20, 2017
Good Friday   Friday, April 14, 2017
Easter Monday   Monday, April 17, 2017
U.K. May Day   Monday, May 1, 2017
U.S. Memorial Day   Monday, May 29, 2017
U.K. Spring Bank Holiday   Monday, May 29, 2017
U.S. Independence Day   Tuesday, July 4, 2017
U.K. Summer Bank Holiday   Monday, August 28, 2017
U.S. Labor Day   Monday, September 4, 2017
U.S. Columbus Day   Monday, October 9, 2017
U.S. Veterans Day   None
U.S. Thanksgiving Day   Thursday, November 23, 2017
Christmas Day   Monday, December 25, 2017
U.K. Boxing Day   Tuesday, December 26, 2017
New Year's Day 2017/2018   Monday, January 1, 2018

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2017 Japan Holiday Recommendations 
Note: All 2017 Holiday Recommendations for Japan are subject to confirmation by the BOJ.

Holiday Recommended Early Close (3:00 p.m. Japanese Standard Time) Recommended Full Close
New Year's Day 2016/2017 None (Tentative) Monday, January 2, 2017
Bank Holiday None (Tentative) Monday, January 2, 2017
(Tentative)
Bank Holiday None (Tentative) Tuesday, January 3, 2017 (Tentative)
Coming of Age Day None (Tentative) Monday, January 9, 2017 (Tentative)
U.S. Martin Luther King Day None (Tentative) Monday, January 16, 2017 (Tentative)
National Foundation Day None (Tentative)  
U.S. Presidents' Day None (Tentative) Monday, February 20, 2017 (Tentative)
Spring Equinox None (Tentative) Monday, March 20, 2017 (Tentative)
Good Friday None (Tentative) Friday, April 14, 2017 (Tentative)
U.K Easter Monday Monday, April 17, 2017
(Tentative)
N/A (Tentative)
Showa Day None (Tentative)  
Constitution Day None (Tentative) Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (Tentative)
Children's Day None (Tentative) Friday, May 5, 2017 (Tentative)
U.K. May Day None (Tentative) Monday, May 1, 2017 (Tentative)
Greenery Day None (Tentative) Thursday, May 4, 2017 (Tentative)
U.S. Memorial Day None (Tentative) Monday, May 29, 2017 (Tentative)
U.K. Spring Bank Holiday None (Tentative) Monday, May 29, 2017 (Tentative)
U.S. Independence Day None (Tentative) Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (Tentative)
Marine Day None (Tentative) Monday, July 17, 2017 (Tentative)
Mountain Day None (Tentative) Friday, August 11, 2017 (Tentative)
U.K. Summer Bank Holiday Monday, August 28, 2017
(Tentative)
N/A (Tentative)
U.S. Labor Day None (Tentative) Monday, September 4, 2017 (Tentative)
Respect for the Aged Day None (Tentative) Monday, September 18, 2017 (Tentative)
Autumn Equinox None (Tentative)  
Sports Day/ U.S. Columbus Day None (Tentative) Monday, October 9, 2017 (Tentative)
Culture Day None (Tentative) Friday, November 3, 2017 (Tentative)
U.S. Veterans Day None (Tentative)  
Labor Thanksgiving Day None (Tentative) Thursday, November 23, 2017
(Tentative)
U.S. Thanksgiving Day None (Tentative) Thursday, November 23, 2017
(Tentative)
Emperor's Birthday None (Tentative)  
Christmas Day None (Tentative) Monday, December 25, 2017 (Tentative)
U.K. Boxing Day   Tuesday, December 26, 2017 (Tentative)
Bank Holiday None (Tentative)  
New Year's Day 2017/2018 None (Tentative) Monday, January 1, 2018 (Tentative)

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