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Stock Market Holiday Calendar for Q2 2021

Learn on what dates the world’s largest exchange markets will be closed


On Stock market holidays (also called trading holidays), you cannot trade stocks, so it’s best to save your tactics for another day. In different countries, different holidays are celebrated, so consult the list below to find out on what dates trading will not occur on major stock exchanges, such as the New York Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange, and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

There are countless stock exchanges around the world, based in cities like Moscow, Prague, and Athens, however in this article, we focus on the most prominent and influential ones.

Take a look at our calendar of upcoming stock market holidays we’ve compiled that covers the first part of 2021, excluding past dates. It will help you find out whether the stock market will be open on days like Good Friday, Easter, as well as local holidays observed in the respective regions and countries.

Due to stock market holidays, specific trading conditions may occur, leading to unusual price action because of a lack of liquidity. Some of the most notable holiday-related events and phenomena include trading gaps, flash crashes, as well as seasonal trends. All these can make trading during these periods extra challenging.

 

What to Trade on Holidays?

If any assets are not available for trading due to stock exchange holidays, this could be a good opportunity for you to learn about other assets and practice trading them. At Olymp Trade, we offer a wide range of assets, including currency pairs, indices, ETFs, stocks, commodities, and cryptocurrencies.

Also, don’t forget about OTC (Over-the-Counter) assets which you can trade on our platform 24/7, even during weekends and major holidays:

  • Gold OTC
  • USD/JPY OTC
  • USD/CHF OTC
  • USD/CAD OTC
  • NZD/USD OTC
  • GBP/USD OTC
  • EUR/USD OTC
  • AUD/USD OTC

Note that if a holiday falls on Saturday, the Friday before it typically becomes a stock market holiday. Similarly, if a holiday lands on a Sunday, markets close on the following Monday.

If you see an asterisk (*) next to a date, this means that the closing date will differ from the actual holiday. This happens when a holiday falls on a non-business day.

 

NYSE, NASDAQ

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) are the world’s two largest stock exchanges, both based in New York City, United States. These stock exchanges, as well as all major US stock exchanges, follow the same holiday schedules as listed below:

Holiday Date
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021
Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 2021

 

LSE

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is a stock exchange located in London, United Kingdom. When is this exchange open for trading? Find out below:

Holiday Date
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021
Easter Monday, April 5, 2021
Bank Holiday Monday, May 3, 2021
Bank Holiday Monday, May 31, 2021

 

JPX

The Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX) is a stock exchange located in Tokyo, Japan. It will be closed on the dates listed below:

Holiday Date
Showa Day Thursday, April 29, 2021
Constitution Day Monday, May 3, 2021
Greenery Day Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Children’s Day Wednesday, May 5, 2021

 

TSX

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is a major global stock market based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It will be closed on the following dates:

Holiday Date
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021
Victoria Day Monday, May 24, 2021

 

SSE

The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) is a stock exchange based in Shanghai, China. No trading will occur on the dates mentioned below:

Holiday Date
Qingming Festival Monday, April 5, 2021
Labor Day Monday, May 3, 2021
Labor Day Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Labor Day Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Dragon Boat Festival Monday, June 14, 2021

 

Euronext N. V. (Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange Market)

Euronext is a pan-European stock market that operates in Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, Oslo, and Paris. In 2021, The Euronext Cash Markets, Euronext Block, and the Euronext Derivatives Markets will be open from Monday to Friday except on the following days:

Holiday Date Paris Amsterdam Brussels Dublin Lisbon Oslo
Maundy Thursday (Norway) Thursday, April 1, 2021 Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Closed
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021* Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Easter Monday, April 5, 2021 Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
May Day Monday, May 3, 2021 Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Closed Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading
Ascension Day (Norway) Thursday, May 13, 2021 Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Closed
Norwegian Constitution Day Monday, May 17, 2021 Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Closed
Whit Monday (Norway) Monday, May 24, 2021 Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Full-Day Trading Closed

 

HKEX

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is a leading global operator of exchanges and clearing houses based in Hong Kong. The following dates will be non-working days for HKEX:

Holiday Date
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021
Qingming Festival Monday, April 5, 2021*
Easter Tuesday, April 6, 2021*
National Day Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Dragon Boat Festival Monday, June 14, 2021

 

BSE

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is one of the world’s largest stock exchanges and the oldest in Asia, which is located in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. Due to local public holidays, the trading days at BSE will be affected as follows:

Holiday Date
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021
Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Eid al-Fitr Thursday, May 13, 2021

 

ASX

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is Australia’s primary securities exchange located in Sydney, Australia. It follows the holiday schedule as listed below:

Holiday Date
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021
Easter Monday, April 5, 2021
Queen’s Birthday Monday, June 14, 2021

 

B3 (formerly known as BM&BOVESPA)

The Brasil Bolsa Balcão S.A (B3), known in English as the Brazil Stock Exchange and Over-the-Counter Market, is a stock market exchange located in São Paulo, Brazil. 2021 trading holidays for B3 are shown below:

Holiday Date
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021
Tiradentes Day Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Corpus Christi Day Thursday, June 3, 2021

 

SGX

Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) is Asia’s leading international multi-asset exchange located in Singapore. Find a list of SGX trading holidays in the table below:

Holiday Date
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021
Eid al-Fitr Thursday, May 13, 2021
Vesak Day Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Don’t forget to check out the Olymp Trade pushes and stories, which remind you of stock closures the day before they happen. Also, please note that all holiday occurrences listed here are subject to change. We cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies or the results of using any information provided in this publication.

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