Share Market Trading Holiday List 2022

Like every year, the major exchanges in the Indian Stock Market – NSE & BSE have once again published a list of share market holidays for the year 2022. Such a calendar helps traders to plan their trades accordingly. As per the published share market holidays by the exchange, there are 13 share market holidays in 2022 apart from Saturdays & Sundays. These are the days when trading activities will not happen. There are also four long weekends as these holidays have either fallen on a Monday or a Friday. On these trading holidays, no trade and settlement will happen in Equity Delivery, Equity Intraday, and Futures & Options segments.

BSE and NSE Holidays 2022 list

Below is the list of market holidays falling in 2022 except Saturdays and Sundays:

Sr No Date Day Holiday Occasion
1 January 26, 2022 Wednesday Republic Day
2 March 01, 2022 Tuesday Mahashivratri
3 March 18, 2022 Friday Holi
4 April 14,2022 Thursday Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti/ Mahavir Jayanti
5 April 15, 2022 Friday Good Friday
6 May 03, 2022 Tuesday Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan ID)
7 August 09, 2022 Tuesday Moharram
8 August 15, 2022 Monday Independence Day
9 August 31, 2022 Wednesday Ganesh Chaturthi
10 October 05,2022 Wednesday Dussehra
11 October 24, 2022 Monday Diwali-Laxmi Pujan*
12 October 26, 2022 Wednesday Diwali – Balipratipada
13 November 08, 2022 Tuesday Gurunanak Jayanti

*Muhurat Trading will be conducted on Monday, October 24, 2022. Timings of Muhurat Trading shall be notified subsequently.

The Trading holidays 2022 falling on Saturday / Sunday are mentioned below:

Sr.No Date Day Holiday Occasion
1 April 10, 2022 Sunday Ram Navami
2 May 01, 2022 Sunday Maharashtra Day
3 July 10, 2022 Sunday Bakri – Id
4 October 02, 2022 Sunday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
5 December 25, 2022 Sunday Christmas

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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

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 13 trading holidays in 2022. 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 2022 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 2022, the months of August and October have the maximum trading holidays.