Labor Day, also known as International Workers’ Day or May Day, is celebrated each year on the first day of May. Its roots can be traced back to May 1, 1886, when US labor unions went on a strike in Chicago with demands for eight-hour workdays. Nowadays, it is recognized throughout the world. Depending on where you live, it’s either a day to honor the workers and workers’ rights or an official holiday. The European Union countries are the example of the latter, with Labor Day being a public holiday. As a consequence, EU stock exchanges are going to be closed and the IQ Option trading schedule will be changed as well.

The changes include EU stocks being unavailable for trading, while the rest of the assets – US stocks, UK stocks, Forex, cryptos, and commodities – are going to be available for the same hours as usual. Binary options and digital options (for traders outside the EU and professional traders from EU countries) will be available for trading as well. For your convenience, here’s the full IQ Option trading schedule for May 1, 2020:

IQ Option trading schedule changes due to Labor Day 2020 IQ Option trading schedule changes due to Labor Day 2020 


MAY 7, 2020 UPDATE: IQ Option made an announcement that on May 8, 2020, the UK stocks will be unavailable due to the Early May bank holiday in the UK. Plan your trading activities accordingly.



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