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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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 

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

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2018 U.S. Holiday Recommendations

Holiday Recommended Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time)   Recommended Close  
New Year's Day 2017/2018 Friday, December 29, 2017 Monday, January 1, 2018
Martin Luther King Day None Monday, January 15, 2018
Presidents Day None Monday, February 19, 2018
Good Friday Thursday, March 29, 2018 Friday, March 30, 2018
Memorial Day Friday, May 25, 2018 Monday, May 28, 2018
U.S. Independence Day Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Labor Day None Monday, September 3, 2018
Columbus Day None Monday, October 8, 2018
Veterans Day None Monday, November 12, 2018
Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 23, 2018 Thurday, November 22, 2018
Christmas Day Monday, December 24, 2018 Tuesday, December 25, 2018
New Year's Day 2018/2019 Monday, December 31, 2018 Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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2018 U.K. Holiday Recommendations

Holiday N/A (No Early Close Recommendations for the U.K.) Recommended Close
New Year's Day 2017/2018   Monday, January 1, 2018
U.S. Martin Luther King Day   Monday, January 15, 2018
U.S. Presidents Day   Monday, February 19, 2018
Good Friday   Friday, March 30, 2018
Easter Monday   Monday, April 2, 2018
U.K. May Day   Monday, May 7, 2018
U.S. Memorial Day   Monday, May 28, 2018
U.K. Spring Bank Holiday   Monday, May 28, 2018
U.S. Independence Day   Wednesday, July 4, 2018
U.K. Summer Bank Holiday   Monday, August 27, 2018
U.S. Labor Day   Monday, September 3, 2018
U.S. Columbus Day   Monday, October 8, 2018
U.S. Veterans Day   Monday, November 12, 2018
U.S. Thanksgiving Day   Thurday, November 22, 2018
Christmas Day   Tuesday, December 25, 2018
U.K. Boxing Day   Tuesday, December 26, 2018
New Year's Day 2018/2019   Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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2018 Japan Holiday Recommendations
Note: All 2018 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 2017/2018 None Monday, January 1, 2018 (tentative)
Bank Holiday None Tuesday, January 2, 2018 (tentative)
Bank Holiday None Wednesday, January 3, 2018 (tentative)
Coming of Age Day None Monday, January 8, 2018 (tentative)
U.S. Martin Luther King Day None Monday, January 15, 2018 (tentative)
National Foundation Day None Monday, February 12, 2018 (tentative)
U.S. Presidents' Day None Monday, February 19, 2018 (tentative)
Spring Equinox None Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (tentative)
Good Friday None Friday, March 30, 2018 (tentative)
U.K Easter Monday Monday, April 2, 2018 (tentative) N/A
Showa Day None Monday, April 30, 2018 (tentative)
Constitution Day None Thursday, May 3, 2018 (tentative)
Children's Day None None
Greenery Day None Friday, May 4, 2018 (tentative)
U.K. May Day None Monday, May 7, 2018 (tentative)
U.S. Memorial Day None Monday, May 28, 2018 (tentative)
U.K. Spring Bank Holiday None Monday, May 28, 2018 (tentative)
U.S. Independence Day None Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (tentative)
Marine Day None Monday, July 16, 2018 (tentative)
Mountain Day None None
U.K. Summer Bank Holiday Monday, August 27, 2018 N/A
U.S. Labor Day None Monday, September 3, 2018 (tentative)
Respect for the Aged Day None Monday, September 17, 2018 (tentative)
Autumn Equinox None Monday, September 24, 2018 (tentative)
Sports Day/ U.S. Columbus Day None Monday, October 8, 2018 (tentative)
Culture Day None None
U.S. Veterans Day None Monday, November 12, 2018 (tentative)
Labor Thanksgiving Day None Friday, November 23, 2018 (tentative)
U.S. Thanksgiving Day None Thurday, November 22, 2018 (tentative)
Emperor's Birthday None Monday, December 24, 2018 (tentative)
Christmas Day None Tuesday, December 25, 2018 (tentative)
U.K. Boxing Day None Tuesday, December 26, 2018 (tentative)
Bank Holiday None Monday, December 31, 2018 (tentative)
New Year's Day None Tuesday, January 1, 2019 (tentative)

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