2024 Indian Stock Market Holiday Calendar: Best Plan Your Trades!

Wondering when the Indian stock market will closed in 2024? Learn about stock market holidays and how they affect weekly options expiry. Easy to understand, perfect for beginners!

Stock market holidays for BSE in 2024

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is kind of like a giant marketplace for grown-ups to buy and sell things like shares in companies. It’s one of the biggest and oldest in the whole world!

The BSE is usually open from Monday to Friday, between 9:15 am and 3:30 pm. Think of it like a big store with those hours. Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) are closed, just like most shops.

But besides weekends, there are also special days when the BSE takes a break. These days are called holidays, and they often happen because of important celebrations or traditions.

There’s a special list for 2024 that tells everyone exactly which days the BSE will be closed for trading. There can be two types of holidays:

  • Trading Holidays: On these days, the BSE is completely closed. No buying, selling, or anything happens. It’s like the store is locked and nobody can get in.
  • Clearing Holidays: On these days, you can still buy and sell things on the BSE, but the money part might wait a bit. It’s like paying later, because the banks (which handle the money) might be closed on those days.

The important thing to remember is that the BSE has a special list for 2024 that tells you exactly when it’s open or closed. So, if you’re curious about a specific day, you can always check that list to see if the “stock market store” is open for business!

Stock Market Holidays for BSE for year 2024 including equity,future and option and SLB(securities lending and borrowing)

stock market holiday

note-The stock market in India will be closed on Monday, May 20th, 2024. Why? Because of a big election in Mumbai, a city in India!

On Diwali (November 1st, 2024), there will be a special short trading session to celebrate the holiday. It’s like a small market opening for a little while during Diwali festivities.

Important Note: Things can sometimes change! The stock exchange might decide to add or remove holidays from the list. If that happens, they’ll send out a special message beforehand to let everyone know.

Stock Market holidays of commodity segment in 2024

Stock Market holidays for Currency segment in year 2024

Stock Market holidays for NSE in 2024

The NSE, which is kind of like a giant marketplace for grown-ups to buy and sell shares in companies, also has some break days this year (2024).

Here’s the deal:

  • Usually Open: The NSE is normally open from Monday to Friday, between 9:15 am and 3:30 pm. Think of it like a big store with those hours.
  • Weekends Off: Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) are closed, just like most shops.
  • Special Break Days: But besides weekends, there are also special days throughout the year when the NSE takes a break. These are called holidays, and they often happen because of important celebrations or traditions.

There’s a special list for 2024 that tells everyone exactly which days the NSE will be closed. On those days, you can’t buy or sell anything on the stock market. It’s like the store is locked and nobody can get in.

The important thing to remember is that the NSE has a special list for 2024 that tells you exactly when it’s open or closed. So, if you’re curious about a specific day, you can always check that list to see if the “stock market store” is open for business!

Stock Market Holidays for NSE for year 2024 including equity,future and option and SLB(securities lending and borrowing)

Note

  • Election Day Break: There will be a break in the stock market on Monday, May 20th, 2024, because of a big election in Mumbai, a city in India.

Special Market Test (March 2nd):

  • Practice Run: On Saturday, March 2nd, the stock market will have a special short practice session. It’s like a drill to make sure everything works properly in case of any problems.
    • This practice session will happen in two parts:
      • The first part starts at 9:15 am and lasts for 45 minutes.
      • The second part starts at 11:30 am and lasts for one hour (until 12:30 pm).

Market Openings:

  • January 20th: The stock market will be open on Friday, January 20th, 2024, until its usual closing time of 3:30 pm.
  • January 22nd: There will be a break in the stock market on Monday, January 22nd, 2024. This break is due to a national holiday.

Important Note: Remember, there’s a special list that shows all the official break days for the stock market in 2024. These are called “holidays.” You can always check that list to see if the “stock market store” is open for business on a specific day!

Stock Market Holidays comes in saturday and sunday 2024

The Indian stock market follows weekends as its regular holidays, so there are no additional holidays listed for Saturdays and Sundays in 2024.

On Diwali this year (Friday, November 1st, 2024), there will be a short trading session to celebrate the holiday. It’s like a small market opening for a little while during the festivities! They’ll announce the exact times for this special trading session later.

For other days the stock market is closed.

Stock Market holidays of commodity segment in 2024

Stock Market Open Times (Not Every Day!):

The stock market isn’t open all the time, kind of like a store with specific hours. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Normal Days: On most days, the market has two parts:
    • Morning session: This starts at 9:00 am and lasts until 5:00 pm.
    • Evening session: This starts at 5:00 pm and goes on until either 11:30 pm or 11:55 pm (depending on the day).
  • Special Products: Some things traded in the market (like agricultural products linked to other countries) have a different evening session. This session might run from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm or even 9:30 pm.
  • Holiday Trading: There’s a special short trading session on Diwali (Friday, November 1st, 2024) to celebrate the holiday. They’ll tell you the exact times for this later.

Important Note: Remember, the stock market isn’t open every day. There are break days called “holidays” throughout the year. You can find a list of these holidays to see when the market is closed.

What do you mean by Muhurat Trading ?

In India, Diwali is a big and important holiday, kind of like Christmas. During Diwali, there’s a special short trading session in the stock market called Muhurat Trading. It’s like opening the stock market for a little while to celebrate the holiday!

This year (2024), Muhurat Trading will be on Friday, November 1st. The exact time for this short trading session will be announced later. It’s usually just for about an hour.

FAQ’s 

1-What is the total number of stock market  holidays in 2024?

There are a total of 19 trading holidays in 2024. This combines the weekdays and weekend holidays you mentioned (14 + 5).

2-What if a holiday falls on the weekly expiry of equity options contracts?

If a holiday falls  on  the weekly contract expiry day, then as per the regulations, the NSE shifts the expiry to a day preceding the holiday.

3-What does a settlement holiday trade mean?

A Settlement stock market  holiday means the day when the markets are still open but the depositories remain closed.

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