Stock Market Holiday List

Stock Market trading takes place on all days of the week from Monday to Friday and is closed on Saturday and Sunday (except in case of any special trading sessions or holidays declared by the Exchange in advance).

In 2020, the NSE will have holidays on the below-given dates when no trading will take place. The markets are closed on the following days in 2020.

This will help you to know whether the stock market is open or closed for today.

Stock Trading Holiday List for 2021

DateDay Description/Occasion
2021-01-26TuesdayRepublic Day
2021-02-19FridayChatrapati Shivaji Jayanti
2021-03-11ThursdayMahashivratri
2021-03-29MondayHoli
2021-04-01ThursdayAnnual Bank Closing
2021-04-02FridayGood Friday
2021-04-13TuesdayGudi Padwa
2021-04-14WednesdayDr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti
2021-04-21WednesdayRam Navami
2021-05-13ThursdayId-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan ID)
2021-05-26WednesdayBuddha Pournima
2021-07-21WednesdayBakri Id
2021-08-16MondayParsi New Year
2021-08-19ThursdayMoharram
2021-09-10FridayGanesh Chaturthi
2021-10-15FridayDussehra
2021-10-19TuesdayId-E-Milad
2021-11-05FridayDiwali-Balipratipada
2021-11-19FridayGurunanak Jayanti

NSE has 5 working days from Monday to Friday. The stock exchange will remain closed every Saturday & Sunday. Few holidays which happening on Saturday / Sunday are as follows:

DateDay Description/Occasion
2021-04-25SundayMahavir Jayanti
2021-05-01SaturdayMaharashtra Day
2021-08-15SundayIndependence Day
2021-10-02SaturdayMahatma Gandhi Jayanti
2021-12-25SaturdayChristmas

Muhurat Trading 2021


Muhurat Trading is an hour long session that was started in 1957 by BSE and followed by NSE in 1992. It is conducted every year on the day of diwali and is a hour long session.The timings depend on the Most Auspicious time of the day or the ‘Muhurat’.

Update - 2020.11.12Muhurat Trading special session for Equities, F&O, Currency Derivatives and Commodities will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 as per the following schedule.
Diwali Muhurat Trading Session on November 14,2020Start TimeEnd Time
Pre Open6:00 PM6:08 PM
Special Session(MCX)6:00 PM6:14 PM
Normal Market/ Trading Session6:15 PM7:15 PM
All Intraday positions will be squared off 10-15 minutes prior to the market closing as per your stockbroker so trade accordingly.

Stock Market Timing

This stock market holiday list for 2021 includes the national & regional public holidays. In India, we have two major stock exchanges:

  1. Bombay stock exchange (BSE)
  2. National stock exchange (NSE)

But the timing of both exchanges is the same. Stock Market starting bell of the exchange is at 9:15 am, the closing bell is at 3:30 pm. NSE/BSE has 5 working days a week from Monday to Friday & remains closed on weekends.

Update - 2020.05.01 To celebrate Maharashtra Day on 1st May 2020, the share markets will remain closed in India.
Is the stock market is open on the Diwali occasion?

The stock exchange conducts a Muhurat trading session on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. Muhurat trading will be held between 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm.

Is the Indian stock market open today?

Indian stock exchange remains open for trading on all weekdays Monday through Friday from 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM except Saturdays, Sundays & declared market holidays.

Can we do intraday on Muhurat trading?

Yes, You can do intraday trading on muhurat trading. You cannot sell the stock bought one day earlier, so BTST (Buy Today, Sell Tomorrow) process is not allowed during Muhurat Trading.

What is the time of Muhurat trading on Diwali?

Muhurat trading is conducted on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, will be held between 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm.

Can we buy shares after the market closes in India?

You can’t sell your shares after the market closes. You can place AMO(After Market Order) to buy and sell stocks after the market closes but the order will be placed on the next trading session.

What time does the stock market open and close?

Indian stock market opens from Monday through Friday between 9:15 am to 3:30 pm according to Indian Standard Time. The market remains closed on weekend with occasional exceptions for holidays, of course.

What time do commodity markets open?

The timings for commodity trading are from 10:00 AM to 11:55 PM for all the non-Agri commodities.& timings for the agricultural commodities are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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