Holiday Schedule

On behalf of financial markets participants, SIFMA recommends a holiday schedule for financial markets in the U.S., U.K. and Japan. View SIFMA’s policy (pdf) on unscheduled changes in trading hours.

About the Holiday Schedule

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. Also See, Press Release: SIFMA Changes Early Close Recommendation Policy - April 3, 2009

U.S. Holiday Recommendations

  • New Years Day 2016/2017

    Monday, January 2, 2017 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Friday, December 30, 2016
  • Martin Luther King Day

    Monday, January 16, 2017
  • Presidents Day

    Monday, February 20, 2017
  • Good Friday

    Friday, April 14, 2017 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • Memorial Day

    Monday, May 29, 2017 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Friday, May 26, 2017
  • U.S. Independence Day

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Monday, July 3, 2017
  • Labor Day

    Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Columbus Day

    Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Veterans Day

    None
  • Thanksgiving Day

    Thursday, November 23, 2017 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Friday, November 24, 2017
  • Christmas Day

    Monday, December 25, 2017 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Friday, December 22, 2017
  • New Year's Day 2017/2018

    Monday, January 1, 2018 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Friday, December 29, 2017
  • New Year's Day 2017/2018

    Monday, January 1, 2018 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Friday, December 29, 2017
  • Martin Luther King Day

    Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Presidents Day

    Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Good Friday

    Friday, March 30, 2018 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • Memorial Day

    Monday, May 28, 2018 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Friday, May 25, 2018
  • U.S. Independence Day

    Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • Labor Day

    Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Columbus Day

    Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Veterans Day

    Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Day

    Thursday, November 22, 2018 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Christmas Day

    Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Monday, December 24, 2018
  • New Year's Day 2018/2019

    Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Early Close (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time): Monday, December 31, 2018
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U.K. Holiday Recommendations

  • 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
  • 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

    Thursday, November 22, 2018
  • Christmas Day

    Tuesday, December 25, 2018
  • U.K. Boxing Day

    Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • New Year's Day 2018/2019

    Tuesday, January 1, 2019
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Japan Holiday Recommendations

  • New Year's Day 2016/2017

    Monday, January 2, 2017
  • Bank Holiday

    Monday, January 2, 2017
  • Bank Holiday

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017
  • Coming of Age Day

    Monday, January 9, 2017
  • U.S. Martin Luther King Day

    Monday, January 16, 2017
  • National Foundation Day

    None
  • U.S. Presidents Day

    Monday, February 20, 2017
  • Spring Equinox

    Monday, March 20, 2017
  • Good Friday

    Friday, April 14, 2017
  • U.K. Easter Monday

    None Early Close (3:00 p.m. Japan Standard Time): Monday, April 17, 2017
  • Showa Day

    None
  • U.K. May Day

    None Early Close (3:00 p.m. Japan Standard Time): Monday, May 1, 2017
  • Constitution Day

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017
  • Greenery Day

    Thursday, May 4, 2017
  • Children's Day

    Friday, May 5, 2017
  • U.S. Memorial Day

    Monday, May 29, 2017
  • U.K. Spring Break Holiday

    Monday, May 29, 2017
  • U.S. Independence Day

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • Marine Day

    Monday, July 17, 2017
  • Mountain Day

    Friday, August 11, 2017
  • U.K. Summer Bank Holiday

    None Early Close (3:00 p.m. Japan Standard Time) Monday, August 28, 2017
  • U.S. Labor Day

    Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Respect for the Aged Day

    Monday, September 18, 2017
  • Autumn Equinox

    None
  • Sports Day / U.S. Columbus Day

    Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Culture Day

    Friday, November 3, 2017
  • U.S. Veterans Day

    None
  • Labor Thanksgiving Day

    Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • U.S. Thanksgiving Day

    Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • Emperor's Birthday

    None
  • Christmas Day

    Monday, December 25, 2017
  • U.K. Boxing Day

    Tuesday, December 26, 2017
  • Bank Holiday

    None
  • New Year's Day 2017/2018

    Monday, January 1, 2018
  • New Year's Day 2017/2018

    Monday, January 1, 2018
  • Bank Holiday

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018
  • Bank Holiday

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018
  • Coming of Age Day

    Monday, January 8, 2018
  • U.S. Martin Luther King Day

    Monday, January 15, 2018
  • National Foundation Day

    Monday, February 12, 2018
  • U.S. Presidents Day

    Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Spring Equinox

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Good Friday

    Friday, March 30, 2018
  • U.K. Easter Monday

    None Early Close (3:00 p.m. Japan Standard Time): Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Showa Day

    Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Constitution Day

    Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Children's Day

    None
  • Greenery Day

    Friday, May 4, 2018
  • U.K. May Day

    None Early Close (3:00 p.m. Japan Standard Time): 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
  • Marine Day

    Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Mountain Day

    None
  • U.K. Summer Bank Holiday

    None Early Close(3:00 p.m. Japan Standard Time): Monday, August 27, 2018
  • U.S. Labor Day

    Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Respect for the Aged Day

    Monday, September 17, 2018
  • Autumn Equinox

    Monday, September 24, 2018
  • Sports Day / U.S. Columbus Day

    Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Culture Day

    None
  • U.S. Veterans Day

    Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Labor Thanksgiving Day

    Friday, November 23, 2018
  • U.S. Thanksgiving Day

    Thursday, November 22, 2018
  • Emperor's Birthday

    Monday, December 24, 2018
  • Christmas Day

    Tuesday, December 25, 2018
  • U.K. Boxing Day

    Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • Bank Holiday

    Monday, December 31, 2018
  • New Year's Day 2018/2019

    Tuesday, January 1, 2019
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