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What are the equity trading holidays for BSE and NSE

02 Jun 2023


In the fast-paced world of equity trading, it is crucial for investors, traders, and market participants to stay aware of trading holidays. These holidays mark the days when stock exchanges, such as the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE), remain closed for trading. Being aware of these holidays helps market participants plan their investment strategies effectively. It also helps avoid any inconvenience caused by unexpected closures. 

What are stock market holidays?

Equity trading holidays are the days when the stock markets are closed, and no trading takes place. In other words, you cannot sell or buy stocks on these days. It is common knowledge that the stock markets remain closed every Saturday and Sunday.

Apart from these days, stock market holidays are usually closed on all national holidays, including some cultural festivals, events, and occasions. Except for these holidays, the Indian stock markets remain open on all other days. Some of these holidays are common for both BSE and NSE, while some are specific to each exchange. 

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For example, both BSE and NSE observe Republic Day, Holi, Ram Navami, Mahavir Jayanti, Good Friday, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti, Maharashtra Day, Bakri Id, Independence Day, Ganesh Chaturthi, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, Dussehra, Diwali-Balipratipada, Gurunanak Jayanti, and Christmas as trading holidays in 2023. However, BSE also observes Gudi Padwa, Buddha Purnima, Parsi New Year, and Id-E-Milad as trading holidays, while the National Stock Exchange (NSE) does not.

The list of equity trading holidays for BSE and NSE in 2023 can be found online on their respective websites. Here, we provide a comprehensive list of trading holidays for the equity segment, equity derivative segment, commodity segment, currency segment, and debt segment for both BSE and NSE in 2023. The list also mentions the days of these holidays. 

Why are stock market holidays important?

Equity trading holidays play a vital role in the financial planning and decision-making processes of investors, traders, and other market participants. Risky trades are best avoided around such holidays. By having an accurate idea about these, one can effectively manage portfolios, plan investment strategies, and avoid any inconveniences caused by unexpected market closures.

Awareness of stock market holidays is also important to execute profitable trades. Since one cannot sell stocks on a market holiday, one cannot liquidate their investments. Knowledge of such holidays can also save time.

When will the stock market remain closed in 2023? 

The following table shows the list of equity trading holidays for BSE and NSE in 2023

  • Thursday, January 26, 2023 (Republic Day)
  • Tuesday, March 07, 2023  (Holi)
  • Thursday, March 30, 2023 (Ram Navami)
  • Tuesday, April 04, 2023 (Mahavir Jayanti)
  • Friday, April 07, 2023 (Good Friday)
  • Friday, April 14, 2023 (Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti)
  • Monday, May 01, 2023 (Maharashtra Day) 
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2023 (Bakr-Id)
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023 (Independence Day)
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023 (Ganesh Chaturthi)
  • Monday, October 02 (Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti) 
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023 (Dussehra)
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023 (Diwali-Balipratipada)
  • Monday, November 27, 2023 (Gurunanak Jayanti)
  • Monday, December 25, 2023 (Christmas)

Closing thoughts

Equity trading holidays are important for investors and traders to plan their strategies and transactions accordingly. By knowing the list of holidays for BSE and NSE in advance, they can avoid any inconvenience or confusion in their dealings. 

In this article, we have discussed the equity market holidays for BSE and NSE in 2023. It is always recommended to plan your trades and investments around these dates.


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