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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.
dateAug. 8, 1885 (Sat) Funeral of former President Ulysses S. Grant.July 2, 1887 (Sat) Saturday before Independence Day.Dec. 24, 1887 (Sat) Christmas Eve.Mar. 12-13, 1888 (Mon-Tue) Blizzard of 1888.Sept. 1, 1888 (Sat) Saturday before Labor Day.Nov. 30, 1888 (Fri) Friday after Thanksgiving Day.Apr. 29-May 1, 1889 (Mon-Wed) Centennial celebration of Washington'sinauguration.July 5, 1890 (Sat) Saturday after Independence Day.Dec. 26, 1891 (Sat) Saturday after Christmas.July 2, 1892 (Sat) Saturday before Independence Day.Oct. 12, 1892 (Wed) Columbian Celebration.Oct. 21-22, 1892 (Fri-Sat) Columbian Celebration.Apr. 27, 1893 (Thu) Columbian Celebration.Dec. 26, 1896 (Sat) Saturday after Christmas.Apr. 27, 1897 (Tue) Grant's birthday.May 4, 1898 (Wed) Charter Day.July 2, 1898 (Sat) Saturday before Independence Day.Aug. 20, 1898 (Sat) Welcome of naval commanders.Sept. 3, 1898 (Sat) Saturday before Labor Day.Dec. 24, 1898 (Sat) Saturday before Christmas.Feb. 11, 1899 (Sat) Saturday before Lincoln's Birthday.May 29, 1899 (Mon) Monday before Decoration Day.July 3, 1899 (Mon) Monday before Independence Day.Sept. 29-30, 1899 (Fri-Sat) Admiral Dewey Celebration.Nov. 25, 1899 (Sat) Funeral of Vice-President Garret A. Hobart.
Apr. 14, 1900 (Sat) Saturday after Good Friday.Sept. 1, 1900 (Sat) Saturday before Labor Day.Dec. 24, 1900 (Mon) Christmas Eve.Feb. 2, 1901 (Sat) Funeral of Queen Victoria of England.Feb. 23, 1901 (Sat) Saturday after Washington's Birthday.Apr. 6, 1901 (Sat) Saturday after Good Friday.Apr. 27, 1901 (Sat) Moved to temporary quarters in ProduceExchange.May 11, 1901 (Sat) Enlarged temporary quarters in Produce Exchange.July 5-6, 1901 (Fri-Sat) Days after Independence Day.Aug. 31, 1901 (Sat) Saturday before Labor Day.Sept. 14, 1901 (Sat) Death of President William McKinley.Sept. 19, 1901 (Thu) Funeral of President William McKinley.Mar. 29, 1902 (Sat) Saturday after Good Friday.May 31, 1902 (Sat) Saturday after Decoration Day.July 5, 1902 (Sat) Saturday after Independence Day.Aug. 9, 1902 (Sat) Coronation of King Edward VII of England.Aug. 30, 1902 (Sat) Saturday before Labor Day.Feb. 21, 1903 (Sat) Saturday before Washington's Birthday.Apr. 11, 1903 (Sat) Saturday after Good Friday.Apr. 22, 1903 (Wed) Opening of new NYSE building.Sept. 5, 1903 (Sat) Saturday before Labor Day.Dec. 26, 1903 (Sat) Saturday after Christmas.May 28, 1904 (Sat) Saturday before Decoration Day.July 2, 1904 (Sat) Saturday before Independence Day.Sept. 3, 1904 (Sat) Saturday before Labor Day.

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