Share Market Trading Holiday List 2023

India is a land of cultural diversities with every festival being celebrated with equal fervor. Hence, there are national holidays, public holidays, and different other festival holidays. The stock market exchanges in India also have their own set of holidays. It’s important for investors to have knowledge about the days the market will be closed so that they can prepare and plan well in advance. The stock markets remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays and are open on all weekdays. Circulations and notifications are released from time to time to give further details whenever required.

In this article, we are going to cover the Indian stock market holidays for 2023 as mentioned by the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

On these trading holidays, no trade and settlement will happen on Equity Delivery, Equity Intraday and Futures & Options segments.

BSE and NSE Holidays 2023 list

Listed below are the stock market holidays for the year 2023 (BSE and NSE, except for Saturdays and Sundays):

Sr No Date Day Holiday Occasion
1 January 26, 2023 Thursday Republic Day
2 March 07, 2023 Wednesday Holi
3 March 30, 2023 Thursday Ram Navami
4 April 04,2023 Tuesday Mahavir Jayanti
5 April 07, 2023 Friday Good Friday
6 April 14, 2023 Friday Dr. Babasaheb Amdedkar Jayanti
7 May 01, 2023 Monday Maharashtra Day
8 June 28, 2023 Wednesday Id-ul-Adha (Bakri-Id)
9 August 15, 2023 Tuesday Independence Day
10 September 19, 2023 Tuesday Ganesh Chaturthi
11 October 02, 2023 Monday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
12 October 24, 2023 Tuesday Dussehra
13 November 14, 2023 Tuesday Diwali Balipratipada
14 November 27, 2023 Monday Gurunanak Jayanti
15 December 25, 2023 Monday Christmas

*Muhurat Trading will be conducted on Tuesday, November 12, 2023, (Diwali *Laxmi Pujan). Timings for the Muhurat trading will be notified by the exchange subsequently.

Kindly Note:
  • Stock Market in India has weekly holidays on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Certain holidays in 2023 may fall on Saturday or Sunday. In this case, they don't add up to the number of holidays in the year.

Share Market Timings

Whether it’s equity intraday , equity delivery or F&O, Trading takes place on all the days of the week except on the weekends i.e., Saturdays and Sundays

  • Pre-Open Session: Opens at 09:00 AM and closes at 09:08 AM
  • Regular Trading Session: Market Opens at 09:15 AM and closes at 15:30 PM
  • Closing Session: It is held between 15:40 PM to 16:00 PM
  • Block Deal Session:
    - Morning Window: 08:45 AM to 09:00 AM
    - Afternoon Window: 14:05 PM to 14:20 PM

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Trading Holidays FAQs

Clearing or settlement holiday means that stock exchange will be open and you can also do trading, but settlement will not happen on that day. The depositories, NSDL & CDSL are closed and usually these are the days of bank holidays. Here, Settlement is a process where delivery of shares takes place and pay in & pay out of funds in the derivative and equity segment is done.

Normally the market opens at 9:15 am and closes at 15:30 pm.

No. A trader cannot trade on holidays. However, one can place an After Market Order (AMO) in trading platform which will get executed at market price when the market opens.

Yes, you can trade on a clearing Holiday but there will be no settlement on that day.

Yes, NSE & BSE operates from Monday to Friday and isclosed on Saturdays and Sundays. But, during Muhurat Trading in case, Diwali falls on a weekend then the stock market may open for a specific duration of time.

Besides Saturdays and Sundays, there are 15 trading holidays in 2023. On these days the stock market will remain closed.

You cannot buy stocks on Saturdays and Sundays as trading hours for NSE and BSE are from Monday to Friday between 9: 00 AM to 3: 30 PM. You can place an After Market Order (AMO) on weekends, but the order will get executed only when the market opens.

The pre-open session is for a duration of 15 minutes which is from 9:00 am to 9:15 am. The continuous trading session is from 9:15 am to 3:30 pm. This session commences only after the pre-open session ends. The block deal trading session, which is of 35 minutes starts with the commencement of the continuous session.

Holidays and weekly extends the time of settlement that in turn impacts the duration after which money or shares are received. If you are a trader, it’s advisable you check the list of share market holidays in 2023 and plan your trades accordingly.

The Indian stock exchanges i.e. NSE and BSE remain off on Saturdays and Sundays. The markets again open at 9:15 am on Monday.

Trading hours can’t be extended, reduced, or advanced.

Yes, BSE has the authority to alter the previously announced holidays via a circular.

In 2023, the month of April has the maximum trading holidays.

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