Is the Stock Market Closed for Juneteenth?
Published Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by TradingHours.com
As of 2022, the New York Stock Exchange is closes for Juneteenth. Juneteenth officially became a US holiday in 2021. However, the bill was signed into law just days before the official observance date. In order to avoid an unexpected closure, the NYSE did not close for Juneteenth in 2021. However, in subsequent years the NYSE does close for Juneteenth.
Juneteenth officially falls on June 19th each year. If the 19th falls on a Saturday, the holiday will be observed on the preceeding Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.
In 2021, June 19th was a Saturday, so the holiday was observed on June 18, 2021. President Biden signed the billing making Juneteenth an official public holiday on June 17, 2021 -- just one day prior. With just one day notice, US Federal Employees were given off June 18, 2021. However, this was too short of notice for the NYSE and NASDAQ.