NSE, BSE, and MCX: Trading and market holidays 2023

NSE, BSE Holidays

The National Stock Exchange of India Limited, known as the “NSE,” and the Bombay Stock Exchange Limited, better known as the “BSE,” are two of the most important exchanges in India for dealing in securities. We provide an overview of India’s prominent stock exchanges, complete with a list of market holidays for your ready reference.

They provide services related to trade throughout the year. The exchanges are open for business throughout the weekdays from 9.15 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. (normal session), giving traders 6 hours and 15 minutes to transact business. The exchanges remain closed on weekends. There is no trading on stocks, equity derivatives, or the Securities Lending and Borrowing (SLB) section on specific trading holidays.

In addition to weekends, the stock market holidays on account of festivals and other occasions apply to both NSE and BSE. The following is a list of trading holidays for the stock segment, equity derivative segment, and SLB segment for both the NSE and the BSE.

NSE Exchange

Unless otherwise noted, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) is closed on weekends and only operates Monday through Friday. All 2023 NSE Sensex holidays are shown here.

List of Trading Holidays of the NSE Market in 2023

Thursday26 JanuaryRepublic DayFull Day Off
Saturday18 FebruaryMaha ShivaratriMorning Off
Wednesday8 MarchHoliMorning Off
Thursday30 MarchRam NavamiMorning Off
Tuesday4 AprilMahavir JayantiMorning Off
Friday7 AprilGood FridayFull Day Off
Friday14 AprilDr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar JayantiMorning Off
Friday21 AprilId-ul-Fitr (Ramzan ID)Morning Off
Monday1 MayMaharashtra DayFull Day Off
Wednesday28 JuneBakri Id / Eid al-AdhaMorning Off
Saturday29 JulyMuharramMorning Off
Tuesday15 AugustIndependence DayFull Day Off
Tuesday19 SeptemberGanesh ChaturthiMorning Off
Monday2 OctoberMahatma Gandhi JayantiFull Day Off
Tuesday24 OctoberDasaraMorning Off
Sunday12 NovemberDiwali-Laxmi PujaMorning Off
Tuesday14 NovemberDiwali-BalipratipadaMorning Off
Monday27 NovemberGuru Nanak JayantiMorning Off
Monday25 DecemberChristmasFull Day Off

BSE Exchange

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), one of India’s most prestigious stock markets, is home to almost 6,000 listed firms. The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is crucial to India’s economic progress since it oversees the country’s financial markets and puts unused capital to productive use.

The BSE market is open from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, but is closed on weekends. From 9 a.m. until 9:15 a.m., traders participate in the “pre-market open.” In addition to weekends, the Bombay Stock Exchange does not operate on several national holidays with cultural or religious importance. The BSE holiday list is given below.

BSE 2023 Holidays Calendar

1.Republic Day26 JanuaryThursday
2.Holi7 MarchTuesday
3.Ram Navami30 MarchThursday
4.Mahavir Jayanti4 AprilTuesday
5.Good Friday7 AprilFriday
6.Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti14 AprilFriday
7.Maharashtra Day1 MayMonday
8.Bakrid28 JuneWednesday
9.Independence Day15 AugustTuesday
10.Ganesh Chaturthi19 SeptemberTuesday
11.Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti2 OctoberMonday
12.Dussehra24 OctoberTuesday
13.Diwali Balipratipada14 NovemberTuesday
14.Guru Nanak Jayanti27 NovemberMonday
15.Christmas25 DecemberMonday

MCX Exchange

In India, metal, bullion, agricultural commodities, and energy are traded on the Multi-Commodity Exchange (MCX), one of the world’s major commodity derivatives markets. Like the BSE and the NSE, MCX is closed on some public and state-specific holidays. The MCX 2023 holiday schedule is given below.

MCX 2023 Holidays Calendar

Sr. No.DateHolidayMorning SessionEvening Session
126 JanuaryRepublic DayClosedClosed
27 MarchHoliClosedOpen
330 MarchRam NavamiClosedOpen
44 AprilMahaveer JayantiClosedOpen
57 AprilGood FridayClosedClosed
614 AprilAmbedkar JayantiClosedOpen
71 MayMaharashtra DayClosedOpen
828 JuneBakridClosedOpen
915 AugustIndependence DayClosedClosed
1019 SeptemberGanesh ChathurthiClosedOpen
112 OctoberGandhi JayantiClosedClosed
1224 OctoberDusserahClosedOpen
1314 November DiwaliClosedOpen
1427 NovemberGuru Nanak JayantiClosedOpen
1525 DecemberRepublic DayClosedClosed


The above lists mention all the holidays in 2023 across all segments of the three important stock exchanges in the country.


When are MCX trading holidays?

The Multi-Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) is one of the biggest commodity derivatives exchanges in the world. It specializes in the trading of metals, bullion, agricultural commodities, and energy. MCX, just like any other exchange, is closed on some national holidays as well as holidays specific to certain states. Please refer to the table for the complete list of holidays.

What are the holidays for NSE BSE and MCX in 2023?

In 2023, some of the holidays for NSE, BSE, and MCX include New Year’s Day (January 1), Republic Day (January 26), Good Friday (April 14), and Christmas (December 25). For full list see the Article.

What holidays is the stock market closed in 2023?

In 2023, the stock market will be closed on various holidays, including New Year’s Day, Republic Day, Good Friday, and Christmas. For full list see the Article.

How many trading days on NSE in 2023?

In 2023, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in India will have a total of 239 trading days.

What is the time of MCX market in 2023?

In 2023, the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) market in India operates from 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM (Indian Standard Time) on regular trading days. However, these timings may vary during daylight saving periods in the USA.

Disclaimer: Risk is fundamental to the investment process in Indian stocks. Any discussion of securities in this article should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security. The facts provided are for informational purposes only and should not be considered investment/financial advice from CoinSwitch.

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