The Fourth of July holiday commemorating the ratification of the U.S. Declaration of Independence is this Monday, and many Americans have the day off to celebrate the country’s birthday. The federal July 4 holiday leads to several closures across the United States, including post offices, banks, financial markets and schools that are still running summer sessions. And some places will be shutting their doors early on Friday, July 1, leading into the holiday weekend.
Here’s what you need to know.Government offices and the stock market All federal government buildings and government offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, as they usually are for other federal holidays, including Christmas, Veterans Day and Juneteenth. The U.S. stock market and bond market will be closed on July 4, as well. There will be no trading on major indexes, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average
, S&P 500
and Nasdaq Composite
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