Is the Stock Market Open on Martin Luther King Day?

Both the stock and bond markets will be closed this Monday in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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Is the stock market open on Martin Luther King Day? The answer to this question is no. The stock market will be closed Monday, January 15, for MLK Day, as the holiday is also known.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a federal holiday in 1983, when it was signed into law by then President Ronald Reagan. The three-day weekend marks the second stock market holiday of 2024, as the equities market was closed on Monday, January 1, in observance of New Year's Day.

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DateHolidayNYSE Nasdaq
Monday, January 1New Year's DayClosedClosed
Monday, January 15Martin Luther King, Jr. DayClosedClosed
Monday, February 19Presidents' Day/Washington's BirthdayClosedClosed
Thursday, March 28Maundy ThursdayOpenOpen
Friday, March 29Good FridayClosedClosed
Friday, May 24Friday Before Memorial DayOpenOpen
Monday, May 27Memorial DayClosedClosed
Wednesday, June 19Juneteenth National Independence Day ClosedClosed
Wednesday, July 3Monday Before Independence DayEarly close (1 pm)Early close (1 pm)
Thursday, July 4Independence DayClosedClosed
Monday, September 2Labor DayClosedClosed
Monday, October 14Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' DayOpenOpen
Monday, November 11Veterans DayOpenOpen
Thursday, November 28Thanksgiving DayClosedClosed
Friday, November 29Day After Thanksgiving/Black FridayEarly close (1 pm)Early close (1 pm)
Thursday, December 24Christmas EveEarly close (1 pm)Early close (1 pm)
Wednesday, December 25Christmas DayClosedClosed
Tuesday, December 31New Year's EveOpenOpen
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DateHolidayBond Markets*
Monday, January 1New Year's DayClosed
Monday, January 15Martin Luther King, Jr. DayClosed
Monday, February 19Presidents' Day/Washington's BirthdayClosed
Thursday, March 28Maundy ThursdayEarly close (2 pm)
Friday, March 29Good FridayClosed
Friday, May 24Friday Before Memorial DayEarly close (2 pm)
Monday, May 27Memorial DayClosed
Wednesday, June 19Juneteenth National Independence Day Closed
Wednesday, July 3Monday Before Independence DayEarly close (2 pm)
Thursday, July 4Independence DayClosed
Monday, September 2Labor DayClosed
Monday, October 14Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' DayClosed
Monday, November 11Veterans DayClosed
Thursday, November 28Thanksgiving DayClosed
Friday, November 29Day After Thanksgiving/Black FridayEarly close (2 pm)
Thursday, December 24Christmas EveEarly close (2 pm)
Wednesday, December 25Christmas DayClosed
Tuesday, December 31New Year's EveEarly close (2 pm)

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor, Kiplinger.com

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at Kiplinger.com. She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.