Dow holiday

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A Dow holiday is a weekday on which the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is not open, and so no opening price for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is published. The geohashing algorithm states that in such cases, the opening price from the previous day of active trading should be used.

Official Holidays[edit]

Note that there are indeed other holidays on which the NYSE closes early; however, an opening price is still published on these days and can be used. Holidays which fall on Saturday are observed by the NYSE on the preceding Friday (except for New Year's Day), and holidays which fall on Sunday are observed on the following Monday.

Holiday Observance
New Year's Day 1 January*
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Third Monday in January
Washington's Birthday Third Monday in February
Good Friday Two days before Easter
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Independence Day 4 July*
Labor Day First Monday in September
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November
Christmas 25 December*

Dates in 2016[edit]

Holiday Date in 2016 Use opening price from
New Year's Day Friday 1 January 2016 Thursday 31 December 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday 18 January 2016 Friday 15 January 2016
Washington's Birthday Monday 15 February 2016 Friday 12 February 2016
Good Friday Friday 25 March 2016 Thursday 24 March 2016
Memorial Day Monday 30 May 2016 Friday 27 May 2016
Independence Day Monday 4 July 2016 Friday 1 July 2016
Labor Day Monday 5 September 2016 Friday 2 September 2016
Thanksgiving Day Thursday 24 November 2016 Wednesday 23 November 2016
Christmas Monday 26 December 2016 Friday 23 December 2016

Dates in 2017[edit]

Holiday Date in 2017 Use opening price from
New Year's Day Monday 2 January 2017 Friday 30 December 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday 16 January 2017 Friday 13 January 2017
Washington's Birthday Monday 20 February 2017 Friday 17 February 2017
Good Friday Friday 14 April 2017 Thursday 13 April 2017
Memorial Day Monday 29 May 2017 Friday 26 May 2017
Independence Day Tuesday 4 July 2017 Monday 3 July 2017
Labor Day Monday 4 September 2017 Friday 1 September 2017
Thanksgiving Day Thursday 23 November 2017 Wednesday 22 November 2017
Christmas Monday 25 December 2017 Friday 22 December 2017

Dates in 2018[edit]

Holiday Date in 2018 Use opening price from
New Year's Day Monday 1 January 2018 Friday 29 December 2017
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday 15 January 2018 Friday 12 January 2018
Washington's Birthday Monday 19 February 2018 Friday 16 February 2018
Good Friday Friday 30 March 2018 Thursday 29 March 2018
Memorial Day Monday 28 May 2018 Friday 25 May 2018
Independence Day Wednesday 4 July 2018 Tuesday 3 July 2018
Labor Day Monday 3 September 2018 Friday 31 August 2018
Thanksgiving Day Thursday 22 November 2018 Wednesday 21 November 2018
Christmas Tuesday 25 December 2018 Monday 24 December 2018

Dates in 2019[edit]

Holiday Date in 2019 Use opening price from
New Year's Day Tuesday 1 January 2019 Monday 31 December 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday 21 January 2019 Friday 18 January 2019
Washington's Birthday Monday 18 February 2019 Friday 15 February 2019
Good Friday Friday 19 April 2019 Thursday 18 April 2019
Memorial Day Monday 27 May 2019 Friday 24 May 2019
Independence Day Thursday 4 July 2019 Wednesday 3 July 2019
Labor Day Monday 2 September 2019 Friday 30 August 2019
Thanksgiving Day Thursday 28 November 2019 Wednesday 27 November 2019
Christmas Wednesday 25 December 2019 Tuesday 24 December 2019


Previous years[edit]

See also[edit]

NYSE Calendar