Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving in 2023?

Investors can sit back and enjoy a full day of turkey and football on Thursday, with the stock market closed on Thanksgiving.

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Is the stock market open on Thanksgiving in 2023? The answer to this question is no. The stock market will be closed Thursday, November 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Bond traders will get the day off too, with bond markets also closed on Thursday.

And unlike some holidays, there are no early hours for bond traders ahead of Thanksgiving, as regular trading hours will be observed on Wednesday, November 22. However, both the stock and bond markets will close early on Friday, November 24, at 1 pm and 2 pm Eastern time, respectively.

November has been a standout month for investors after both the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Producer Price Index (PPI) showed inflation is easing. As of this writing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 5.6% since the start of the month, while the S&P 500 is 7.4% higher and the Nasdaq Composite is in the lead with its 9.6% gain. 

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This November rally following three straight months of losses for the equities market "represents a major turnaround rather than a seasonal bounce off oversold conditions," says Steve Sosnick, chief strategist at Interactive Brokers. "The combination of decent, but not worrisome employment reports and better-than-expected inflation numbers certainly offer the possibility that the much hoped-for soft landing could be upon us. Economists may say [it is a] possibility, but equity traders are betting on it becoming the likely scenario." 

As for those wondering what time does the market open for regular trading hours, both the Nasdaq Stock Market and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) run from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Eastern time Monday through Friday.

Are banks open on Thanksgiving? The answer to that question is no. Thursday, November 23, is one of several bank holidays in 2023, and so banks will be closed.

Below, we feature a full schedule of all stock market holidays and bond market holidays for 2023. 

 2023 stock and bond market holidays

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DateHolidayNYSENasdaqBond Markets*
Monday, Jan. 2New Year's Day (Observed)ClosedClosedClosed
Monday, Jan. 16Martin Luther King, Jr. DayClosedClosedClosed
Monday, Feb. 20Presidents' Day/Washington's BirthdayClosedClosedClosed
Thursday, April 6Maundy ThursdayOpenOpenEarly close (2 p.m.)
Friday, April 7Good FridayClosedClosedClosed
Friday, May 26Friday Before Memorial DayOpenOpenEarly close (2 p.m.)
Monday, May 29Memorial DayClosedClosedClosed
Monday, June 19Juneteenth National Independence Day ClosedClosedClosed
Monday, July 3Monday Before Independence DayEarly close (1 p.m.)Early close (1 p.m.)Early close (2 p.m.)
Tuesday, July 4Independence DayClosedClosedClosed
Monday, Sept. 5Labor DayClosedClosedClosed
Monday, Oct. 9Columbus DayOpenOpenClosed
Friday, Nov. 10Veterans Day (Observed)OpenOpenOpen
Thursday, Nov. 23Thanksgiving DayClosedClosedClosed
Friday, Nov. 24Day After ThanksgivingEarly close (1 p.m.)Early close (1 p.m.)Early close (2 p.m.)
Monday, Dec. 25Christmas DayClosedClosedClosed

* This is the recommended bond market holiday schedule from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). This schedule is subject to change.

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at 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.