NSE, BSE, and MCX Trading Holiday List of 2023

NSE, BSE, and MCX Holiday List 2023

National Stock Exchange, Bombay Stock Exchange, and Multi Commodity Exchange are the three exchanges that are used by most Indian traders and investors for equity as well as commodity shares. Every year these three exchanges publish their holiday list. Hence, this year also NSE, BSE, and MCX Trading Holiday list of 2023 has been published. As many traders wait keenly for this list to know which dates come on Sunday and which dates have come under weekdays.

Hence, we all know, India is the home to people of all cultures and beliefs. It’s been described as a “country of celebrations.” Across the country, enthusiastic celebrations such as Holi, Navratri,¬†and events such as republic day, Gandhi Jayanti, Children’s Day, etc take place almost every day. The culturally diverse country celebrates the majority of religious festivals with equal zeal. The Indian equity market is closed on specific days throughout the year to show respect for these special or religious occasions.

FAQ about NSE, BSE, and MCX Trading Holiday List

Why do NSE, BSE, and MCX provide holidays?

India is the small version of the world. That is why there is a celebration every other day. But closing the share bazaar every couple of days can not be possible. Hence the stock market of India decided to publish a list of holidays every year so that people could know on which days the market will remain closed. So that traders could map up their figures and people could enjoy their festival as well. That is why NSE, BSE, and MCX provide holidays.

If any holiday falls on Sunday does the market remain closed on Monday?

As the market stays closed on Saturdays and Sundays if any holiday falls under that then the holiday does not continue on Mondays. That means you can start trading on Monday normally like the way you do after any Sunday.

During Navratri does the market stay closed for 3 to 4 days?

No, the market remains closed for just one day that is Dussehra. Though the celebration started and continues for the next nine days the market stays closed for only one day which is the last day.

Does MCX stay close in both sessions?

No, there is very few occasion when the MCX market remain closed for both the morning session and evening session. Good Friday and Republic Day are those occasions when the market stays closed for both sessions.

NSE and BSE Trading Holiday List of 2023 for Equity Market

NSE Exchange: The National Stock Exchange of India, or NSE, is the country’s newest stock exchange. November 1992 was the start date. The National Stock Exchange is touted to be India’s first fully automated electronic exchange.

BSE Exchange: Bombay Stock Exchange or BSE is the oldest stock market in India. Originally belongs to Kolkata later transferred to Mumbai. At that time Mumbai use to be known as Bombay. That is why it gets the name Bombay Exchange. Though the metro city changes its name later the exchange remains the name same.

Just like the last year, the exchange has also published its equity holiday list for 2023. The following contains BSE & NSE trading holiday list for 2023. This list covers the whole equity market such as Equity Segment, Equity Futures Segment, and SLB Segment.

1.Republic DayJanuary 26, 2023Thursday
2.HoliMarch 07, 2023Tuesday
3.Ram NavamiMarch 30, 2023Thursday
4.Mahavir JayantiApril 04, 2023Tuesday
5.Good FridayApril 07, 2023Friday
6.Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar JayantiApril 14, 2023Friday
7.Maharashtra DayMay 01, 2023Monday
8.Id-ul-adha (Bakri Id)June 29, 2023Thursday
9.Independence DayAugust 15, 2023Tuesday
10.Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember 19, 2023Tuesday
11.Mahatma Gandhi JayantiOctober 02, 2023Monday
12.DussehraOctober 24, 2023Tuesday
13.Diwali BalipratipadaNovember 14, 2023Tuesday
14.Gurunanak JayantiNovember 27, 2023Monday
15.ChristmasDecember 25, 2023Monday

NSE and BSE Holidays of 2023 that Occurs on Saturday or Sunday

The following holidays fall on the weekend specifically on Sunday.

1.MahashivratriFebruary 18, 2023Saturday
2.Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id)April 22, 2023Saturday
3.MuharramJuly 29, 2023Saturday
4.Diwali Laxmi-PujanNovember 12, 2023Sunday

Muhurat Trading: Muhurat Trading is celebrated on the day of Diwali also known as the celebration of light. During that time traders find trading to be prosperous. Giving value to such beliefs NSE and BSE allow traders and investors to invest or trade in a special time in the evening. This year Muhurat trading will be held on 12th November 2023 on Sunday.

Nse Trading Holiday 2023 - Muhurat Trading

MCX Holiday List 2023

MCX Exchange: The Multi Commodity Market, or MCX, is an electronic futures trading exchange for commodities. National Commodity And Derivative Exchange NCDEX, on the other hand, is an online multi-commodity trading exchange. The MCX, as the name suggests, is a platform for commodity trading.

MCX holidays often are not a full day off. There are a few days that contains a full day off but maximum days are half-close. That means either of the morning session is open for trading and the evening session is off for that day. The exchange itself publishes such a holiday list. In the following, I have presented the MCX Holidays and which session is open for that day’s trading is also maintained there.

Sl.noHolidayDateWeekdays Morning sessionEvening session
1.Republic DayJanuary 26, 2022Thursday CloseClose
2.HoliMarch 07, 2023TuesdayClosedOpen
3.Ram NavamiMarch 30, 2023 ThursdayClosedOpen
4.Mahavir JayantiApril 04, 2023TuesdayClosedOpen
5.Good FridayApril 07, 2023FridayClosedClosed
6.Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar JayantiApril 14, 2023FridayClosedOpen
7.Id-ul-fitr (Ramzan Id)April 22, 2023SaturdayClosedOpen
8.Maharashtra DayMay 01, 2023MondayClosedClosed
9.Id-ul-adha (Bakri Id)June 29, 2023ThursdayClosedOpen
10.Independence DayAugust 15, 2023TuesdayClosedClosed
11.Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember 19, 2023TuesdayClosedOpen
12.Mahatma Gandhi JayantiOctober 02, 2023MondayClosedClosed
13.DussehraOctober 24, 2023TuesdayClosedOpen
14.Diwali BalipratipadaNovember 14, 2023TuesdayClosedOpen
15.Gurunanak JayantiNovember 27, 2023MondayClosedOpen
16.ChristmasDecember 25, 2023MondayClosedClosed

Muhurat trading will take place on the Laxmi puja which we celebrate as Diwali. Muhurat trading is on 12th November 2023 on Sunday.


Hence, I have put forth the holiday list for 2023. I have tried to cover all three big exchanges which are National Stock Exchange (NSE), Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), and Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) in one place. So that if you want to search any holiday of any of the three exchanges you will get that info in one place.

Disclaimer: All the stock exchanges reserve the right to amend the timings in the MCX, NSE, and BSE holiday list 2023 without notification. As a result, it’s a good idea to check the official website before the holidays.

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Author: Nandita Hira

Nandita has done her Masters in English and is a new entry in our company. She is learning the basics of the stock market as well as blogging. She is keen to complete her learning phase very fast.

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