Revised through January 2011HISTORY OF NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE HOLIDAYSListed below are the years the NYSE has closed on standard holidays since 1885. Please see thefollowing list of NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE SPECIAL CLOSINGS, 1885
date for additionalhistorical closings due to memorials, weather, extended observances of holiday celebrations, and thelike.New Year's Day (Jan. 1) Closed every year.Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 15) Closed for 1 minute of silence at noon since1986. Closed all day beginning in 1998.Observed on the third Monday of January.Lincoln's Birthday (Feb. 12) Closed every year, 1896-1953.Washington's Birthday (Feb. 22) Closed every year. Observed on Mondayssince 1971.Good Friday Closed every year except 1898, 1906 and1907.Decoration/Memorial Day (May 30) Closed every year since 1873. Observedon Mondays since 1971.Independence Day (July 4) Closed every year.Labor Day Closed every year, 1887-date.Columbus Day (Oct. 12) Closed every year, 1909-1953.Election Day Closed every year through 1968.Closed presidential election years only,1972-1980.Armistice/Veteran's Day (Nov. 11) Closed all day, 1918 and 1921.Closed for two minutes, 1922-1933.Closed all day, 1934-1953.Closed at 11:00 am for two minutes, 1954-2006.
Thanksgiving Day Closed every year.Christmas Day (Dec. 25) Closed every year.Traditionally, when a holiday falls on a Sunday, the NYSE closes the succeedingMonday. On July 3, 1959, the Board adopted a policy that, when a holiday falls on aSaturday, the Exchange will not be open for business on the preceding Friday, unless itends a monthly or yearly accounting period. See NYSE Rule 51.
Beginning in 2007, the two-minute moment of silence took place prior to the start of the tradingday.