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December 30th 2016

The stock market partially closed on New Year's Day. New Year's Day is one of the ten market holidays observed by the London Stock Exchange each year.

The dates on which stock exchanges close differ between regions and do no necessarily align with the typical bank holidays in a given country. In fact, the exact holiday schedules change unpredictable year to year based on a number of factors.

The table below shows the list of passed and future dates on which the London Stock Exchange was closed or will be closed for New Year's Day. The available dates range from 2016 to 2017.

When is the next "New Year's Day"?

The London Stock Exchange will next observe New Year's Day on December 29, 2017 which is 5 months from now.

New Year's Days

Year Holiday Name Observed Date Status
2016 New Year's Day December 30, 2016 Open, 8:00-12:30pm
2017 New Year's Day January 2, 2017 Closed
2017 New Year's Day December 29, 2017 Closed

† Indicates the stock exchange is closed on a different day than the official date on which the holiday is typically celebrated. This is typically the case when a holiday falls on a non-business day.

‡ Indicates that the stock exchange has special hours due to a holiday rather than a full closure. Special Hours and Holiday Closures are always taken into account when computing the Opening/Closing Bell Countdown.


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