President’s Day 2023: Market Closures, Store Hours & Stock Performance

President’s Day is an annual holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February each year to honor the contributions and legacy of America’s first president, George Washington. This year, President’s Day falls on Monday, February 20, 2023.[0] On this day, the US stock market and bond market are both closed in observance of the holiday.

While the stock and bond markets will be closed on President’s Day, it is possible that certain businesses and government offices will remain open. Since this holiday is not mandated by the federal government, it is up to individual employers to determine whether or not they will observe it.[1] Are you curious to know when the market opens for regular trading hours? The Nasdaq Stock Market and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.[2] Monday through Friday, Eastern time.[2]

Not all banks are open on Presidents’ Day, but some are. has reported that Wells Fargo and TD Bank will both be open on February 20th.[3] Walmart will also be open on Presidents Day. Walmart will be closed on Christmas Day, as per their holiday schedule, and no other holidays.[4] If you require anything from the retail giant on Monday, it will be available.[4]

This week, we’re looking at how stocks have historically performed during the week of President’s Day and which stocks have performed especially well or terribly during this holiday.[0] The first table shows the S&P 500 stocks that have performed the best, while the second table shows stocks that have performed the worst.[0] We notice several electricity stocks performing well and several banks performing poorly.

Shoppers will also be interested to know if Dunkin’, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Subway, and other popular stores are open on President’s Day. Many stores are participating in President’s Day sales, so it’s a great time to score some deals. Be sure to check out the best President’s Day 2023 sales before the holiday passes.[5]

0. Should You Buy Stocks During Holiday-Shortened Weeks?” Schaeffers Research, 15 Feb. 2023,

1. “U.S. Stock and Bond Markets Closed on Presidents’ Day” Best Stocks, 20 Feb. 2023,

2. “Is the Stock Market Open on Presidents’ Day?” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 14 Feb. 2023,

3. “Are banks open today, Presidents Day 2023?” HITC – Football, Gaming, Movies, TV, Music, 20 Feb. 2023,

4. “Is Walmart Open on Presidents’ Day?”, 14 Feb. 2023,

5. “Is Costco open today? President’s Day 2023 opening hours explored” HITC – Football, Gaming, Movies, TV, Music, 20 Feb. 2023,