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Friday before Easter is a stock market holiday

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Friday before Easter is a stock market holiday.  

Both the stock market and the bond market are closed on April 19, 2019, in recognition of Good Friday ahead of Sunday's Easter holiday. The bond market also closes early on Thursday, April 18 for Maundy Thursday, another holy day tied to Easter. Stock and bond trading resume on Monday, the day after Easter.

The following is a complete schedule of all stock market and bond market holidays for 2019. Please note that regular trading hours for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern on weekdays. The stock markets close at 1 p.m. on early-closure days; bond markets close early at 2 p.m.

interesting how this tradition got started!  

 myth contends that the NYSE opened on a Good Friday and the terrible Black Friday crash occurred. Thus, chastened and shaken, the Governors vowed never to open on a Good Friday again.   the last time the New York Stock Exchange was open on Good Friday was 1907.

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