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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2014 U.S. Holiday Recommendations

Holiday Recommended Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time)   Recommended Close  
New Year's Day 2013/2014 Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Martin Luther King Day None Monday, January 20, 2014
Presidents Day None Monday, February, 17, 2014
Good Friday Thursday, April 17, 2014 Friday, April 18, 2014
Memorial Day Friday, May 23, 2014 Monday, May 26, 2014
U.S. Independence Day Thursday, July 3, 2014 Friday, July 4, 2014
Labor Day None Monday, September 1, 2014
Columbus Day None Monday, October 13, 2014
Veterans Day None Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 28, 2014 Thursday, November 27, 2014
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Thursday, December 25, 2014
New Year's Day 2014/2015 Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Thursday, January 1, 2015

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2014 U.K. Holiday Recommendations

Holiday N/A (No Early Close Recommendations for the U.K.) Recommended Close
New Year's Day 2013/2014   Wednesday, January 1, 2014
U.S. Martin Luther King Day   Monday, January 20, 2014
U.S. Presidents Day   Monday, February, 17, 2014
Good Friday   Friday, April 18, 2014
Easter Monday   Monday, April 21, 2014
U.K. May Day   Monday, May 5, 2014
U.S. Memorial Day   Monday, May 26, 2014
U.K. Spring Bank Holiday   Monday, May 26, 2014
U.K. Queen's Diamond Jubilee   N/A
U.S. Independence Day   Friday, July 4, 2014
U.K. Summer Bank Holiday   Monday, August 25, 2014
U.S. Labor Day   Monday, September 1, 2014
U.S. Columbus Day   Monday, October 13, 2014
U.S. Veterans Day   Tuesday, November 11, 2014
U.S. Thanksgiving Day   Thursday, November 27, 2014
Christmas Day   Thursday, December 25, 2014
U.K. Boxing Day   Friday, December 26, 2014
New Year's Day 2014/2015   Thursday, January 1, 2015

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2014 Japan Holiday Recommendations

Holiday Recommended Early Close (3:00 p.m. Japanese Standard Time) Recommended Full Close
New Year's Day 2013/2014 None Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Bank Holiday None Thursday, January 2, 2014
Bank Holiday None Friday, January 3, 2014
Coming of Age Day None Monday, January 13, 2014
U.S. Martin Luther King Day None Monday, January 20, 2014
National Foundation Day None Tuesday, February 11, 2014
U.S. Presidents' Day None Monday, February, 17, 2014
Spring Equinox None Friday, March 21, 2014
Good Friday   Friday, April 18, 2014
U.K Easter Monday Monday, April 21, 2014 None
Showa Day None Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Constitutional Day None  
Children's Day None Monday, May 5, 2014
U.K. May Day None Monday, May 5, 2014
(Full Close Recommendation due to Children's Day)
Greenery Day None Tuesday, May 6, 2014 (Observed)
U.S. Memorial Day None Monday, May 26, 2014
U.K. Spring Bank Holiday None Monday, May 26, 2014
U.K. Queen's Diamond Jubilee None None
U.S. Independence Day None Friday, July 4, 2014
Marine Day None Monday, July 21, 2014
U.K. Summer Bank Holiday Monday, August 25, 2014 None
U.S. Labor Day None Monday, September 1, 2014
Respect for the Aged Day None Monday, September 15, 2014
Autumn Equinox None Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Sports Day/ U.S. Columbus Day None Monday, October 13, 2014
Culture Day None Monday, November 3, 2014
U.S. Veterans Day None Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Labor Thanksgiving Day None Monday, November 24, 2014 (Observed)
U.S. Thanksgiving Day None Thursday, November 27, 2014
Emperor's Birthday None Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Christmas Day None Thursday, December 25, 2014
U.K. Boxing Day Friday, December 26, 2014 None
Bank Holiday None Wednesday, December 31, 2014
New Year's Day None Thursday, January 1, 2015

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2015 U.S. Holiday Recommendations

Holiday Recommended Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time)   Recommended Close  
New Year's Day 2014/2015 Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Thursday, January 1, 2015
Martin Luther King Day None Monday, January 19, 2015
Presidents Day None Monday, February, 16, 2015
Good Friday Thursday, April 2, 2015 Friday, April 3, 2015
Memorial Day Friday, May 22, 2015 Monday, May 25, 2015
U.S. Independence Day Thursday, July 2, 2015 Friday, July 3, 2015
Labor Day None Monday, September 7, 2015
Columbus Day None Monday, October 12, 2015
Veterans Day None Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 27, 2015 Thursday, November 26, 2015
Christmas Day Thursday, December 24, 2015 Friday, December 25, 2015
New Year's Day 2015/2016 Thursday, December 31, 2015 Friday, January 1, 2016

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2015 U.K. Holiday Recommendations

Holiday N/A (No Early Close Recommendations for the U.K.) Recommended Close
New Year's Day 2014/2015   Thursday, January 1, 2015
U.S. Martin Luther King Day   Monday, January 19, 2015
U.S. Presidents Day   Monday, February, 16, 2015
Good Friday   Friday, April 3, 2015
Easter Monday   Monday, April 6, 2015
U.K. May Day   Monday, May 4, 2015
U.S. Memorial Day   Monday, May 25, 2015
U.K. Spring Bank Holiday   Monday, May 25, 2015
U.K. Queen's Diamond Jubilee   N/A
U.S. Independence Day   Friday, July 3, 2015
U.K. Summer Bank Holiday   Monday, August 31, 2015
U.S. Labor Day   Monday, September 7, 2015
U.S. Columbus Day   Monday, October 12, 2015
U.S. Veterans Day   Wednesday, November 11, 2015
U.S. Thanksgiving Day   Thursday, November 26, 2015
Christmas Day   Friday, December 25, 2015
U.K. Boxing Day   Monday, December 28, 2015
New Year's Day 2015/2016   Friday, January 1, 2016

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2015 Japan Holiday Recommendations

Holiday Recommended Early Close (3:00 p.m. Japanese Standard Time) Recommended Full Close
New Year's Day 2014/2015 None Thursday, January 1, 2015
Bank Holiday None Friday, January 2, 2015
Bank Holiday None N/A
Coming of Age Day None Monday, January 12, 2015
U.S. Martin Luther King Day None Monday, January 19, 2015
National Foundation Day None Wednesday, February 11, 2015
U.S. Presidents' Day None Monday, February, 16, 2015
Spring Equinox None N/A
Good Friday   Friday, April 3, 2015
U.K Easter Monday Monday, April 6, 2015 N/A
Showa Day None Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Constitutional Day None Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (Observed) 
Children's Day None Tuesday, May 5, 2015
U.K. May Day None Monday, May 4, 2015
Greenery Day None Monday, May 4, 2015
U.S. Memorial Day None Monday, May 25, 2015
U.K. Spring Bank Holiday None Monday, May 25, 2015
U.K. Queen's Diamond Jubilee None None
U.S. Independence Day None Friday, July 3, 2015
Marine Day None Monday, July 20, 2015
U.K. Summer Bank Holiday Monday, August 31, 2015 None
U.S. Labor Day None Monday, September 7, 2015
Respect for the Aged Day None Monday, September 21, 2015
Autumn Equinox None Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Sports Day/ U.S. Columbus Day None Monday, October 12, 2015
Culture Day None Tuesday, November 3, 2015
U.S. Veterans Day None Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Labor Thanksgiving Day None Monday, November 23, 2015
U.S. Thanksgiving Day None Thursday, November 26, 2015
Emperor's Birthday None Wednesday, Decvember 23, 2015
Christmas Day None Friday, December 25, 2015
U.K. Boxing Day Monday, December 28, 2015 None
Bank Holiday None Thursday, December 31, 2015
New Year's Day None Friday, January 1, 2016

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