And now, without further ado, I give you this year’s U.S. stock market holidays. These coveted days sprinkled across the calendar give us a legitimate reason to stay out of the office, something to celebrate, and are great for planning extended weekend vacations around. May you make the most of yours!
New Year’s Day – Nonexistent*
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 17, 2011
President’s Day – February 21, 2011**
Good Friday – April 22, 2011
Memorial Day – May 30, 2011
Independence Day – July 4, 2011
Labor Day – September 5, 2011
Thanksgiving – November 24, 2011
Christmas Day – December 26, 2011 (observed for December 25)
* We got jipped this year!
**Despite technically having the day off, I opted to work in exchange for a free day later in the year. The way I see it, I’d much rather spend a precious day off work traveling the globe than hanging around Memphis on a dreary Monday in February. But that’s just me.