Are You Looking for Stock Market Holidays 2010?

Today is Good Friday and it’s one of the holidays celebrated in the US. During this day, the stock market is closed. But how about for the rest of 2010, what are the remaining stock market holidays?

For all stock market traders, the New York Stock Exchange declared nine official stock market holidays for 2010. Well, among these nine holidays, four have already passed including today as Good Friday.

The remaining stock market holidays for 2010 are Memorial Day on May 31, Independence Day on July 5, Labor Day on September 6, Thanksgiving Day on November 25, and Christmas Day on December 25.

Mark your calendars now with these remaining stock market holidays for 2010 and plan your stock market trading strategies.

Source: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Rosh Hashanah 2010, Start of Long Jewish Holiday 2010

Rosh Hashanah 2010, Start of Long Jewish Holiday 2010 – The Jewish Holiday, Rosh Hashanah which starts September 8 and ends September 10 will just be one of the ten Jewish Holidays coming this September 2010. Rosh Hashanah is known as the Jewish New year and starts after the pastover.

According to the oral tradition of Judaism or the Mishnah, Rosh Hashanah is also the anniversary of the creation of the world. This is also the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. For the year 2010, the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, celebrates the coming of year 5771 on the Hebrew Calendar and will be celebrated for three days instead of the normal two days. The reason for this is that because the final fay of the holiday ends during the beginning of Shabbat.

The other Jewish holidays that will be celebrated this September are:

  • September 12 – Fast of Gedaliah
  • September 17 through nightfall of September 18 – Yom Kippur
  • Sunset of September 22 through sunset of September 29 – Sukkot
  • September 29 – Hoshanah Rabbah
  • Sunset of September 29 through nightfall of September 30 – Shemini Atzeret
  • Nightfall of September 30 through nightfall of October 1 – Simchat Torah

The longest among the Jewish Holidays 2010 is Sukkot. It is a seven day festival, also known as the Festival of Booths or the Feast of Tabernacles. This is one of the three pilgrimage festivals mentioned in the Old Testament. The other two are Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot (Pentecost).

Jewish Holidays 2010 Starts with Rosh Hashanah 2010

Jewish Holidays 2010 Starts with Rosh Hashanah 2010 – The Jewish calendar is entering Jewish Year 5771 which starts at sunset September 8 and ends nightfall September 10, 2010. The Jewish celebration known as Rosh Hashanah occurs 163 days after the first day of Passover.

With reference to the Gregorian calendar, the earliest day at which any Rosh Hashanah could fall is September 5 like in 1899 and again in 2013.

Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish Holiday which literally means “Head of the year,” or commonly referred to as the “Jewish New Year.” This Jewish Holiday 2010 is observed on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. Rosh Hashanah’s basis comes from the Torah as “Zicaron Terua” (“a memorial with the blowing of horns”), in Leviticus 23:24.

Rosh Hashanah 2010 will be the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”), or Asseret Yemei Teshuva (Ten Days of Repentance) which are days specifically set aside to focus on repentance that conclude with the holiday of Yom Kippur.

The celebration also has very religious meaning. According to Talmud, that of R. Eleazar, Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of man, which entails that five days earlier, the 25 of Elul, was the first day of creation of the Universe.

Here are the list of Jewish Holidays 2010 starting with Rosh Hashanah 2010:

Rosh Hashanah
No work is permitted. Sunset of September 8 through nightfall of September 10

Fast of Gedaliah
Work permitted September 12

Yom Kippur
No work is permitted. Sunset of September 17 through nightfall of September 18

Sukkot
No work permitted on Sep. 23-25. Work is permitted on Sept. 26-29 with certain restrictions. Sunset of
September 22 through sunset of September 29

Hoshanah Rabbah
Work permitted with certain restrictions. September 29

Shemini Atzeret
No work is permitted. Sunset of September 29 through nightfall of September 30

Simchat Torah
No work is permitted. Nightfall of September 30 through nightfall of October 1

Chanukah
Work permitted, except Shabbat Sunset of December 1 through December 9

Fast of Tevet 10
Work Permitted December 17