BSE Holidays List 2024

Bombay Stock Exchange is a stock market platform that allows the listing of companies to accumulate funds from investors and the public. The BSE is a significant member of India's capital market, facilitating funds transfer between companies and investors.

Today's article discusses the BSE holidays in 2024 and why it is essential to note them.

Bombay Stock Exchange

Being the first exchange in India and Asia, the BSE ranks number ten among the oldest stock exchanges in the world. Established by Premchand Roychand in 1875, it is located on Dalal Street, Mumbai.

The BSE is home to over 5,000 companies listed, with a total market capitalisation of more than ₹300 trillion. The BSE is also the first exchange to launch commodity derivatives in gold and silver

Why is the holiday list significant?

The stock market witnesses heavy volumes of trading daily. The market prices of stocks are thoroughly dependent on demand and supply, subjecting them to constant fluctuations. Hence, timing the trade is one of the crucial aspects of making profits in the stock market.

Stock market holidays are when no trading happens despite the prices being favourable to investors. So, traders usually take positions before the market closes for a holiday.

It is also noticed that the pre-holiday season has higher volumes because traders want to clear their positions before the stock market closes. The high volume can lead to rapid price movements, making it essential to follow the stock market calendar while formulating strategies.

Some analysts have also observed a trend where traders sell their holdings before a long holiday to save their stocks from adverse events that may occur during the period.

Trading holidays for the calendar year 2024

Following are the stock market holidays 2024 (trading holidays) for the current year for the Commodity Derivatives Segment:

1.Republic Day26-Jan-2024Friday
2.Maha Shivaratri08-Mar-2024Friday
4.Good Friday29-Mar-2024Friday
5.Eid-Ul-Fitr (Ramadan Eid)10-Apr-2024Wednesday
6.Ram Navami17-Apr-2024Wednesday
7.Maharashtra Day01-May-2024Wednesday
8.Bakra Eid17-June-2024Monday
10.Independence Day15-Aug-2024Thursday
11.Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti02-Oct-2024Wednesday
12.Diwali-Laxmi Pujan * 01-Nov-2024Friday
13.Gurunanak Jayanti15-Nov-2024Friday

*Muhurat Trading will be conducted on Friday, November 01, 2024. Timings of Muhurat Trading shall be notified subsequently by exchange.

Apart from the above, there are more festivals that fall during weekends in 2024. Considering the BSE remains shut every Saturday and Sunday, these festivals do not have another holiday. However, for the years when these festivals fall on a weekday, they will also be part of the BSE's holiday list.

The Holidays Falling on Saturday / Sunday are as Follows

Below mentioned Indian stock market holidays falling on Saturday/Sunday:

1.Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti14-Apr-2024Sunday
2.Mahavir Jayanti21-Apr-2024Sunday
3.Ganesh Chaturthi07-Sep-2024Saturday
5.Diwali Balipratipada02-Nov-2024Saturday


While trading tools and strategies are on one side, executing them at the right time is the other, which is an equally important factor. To do this, the first step is to follow the stock market's timing and calendar. The stock market's holiday list is published on the exchange's official website and various other brokerage and financial platforms.


Can I buy stocks on holidays?

No, you cannot buy or sell stocks on holidays. The stock exchange remains closed for all activities during holidays.

Is Saturday a stock market holiday?

The stock market remains closed on all weekends and public holidays. Weekends include both Saturdays and Sundays when trading is not allowed on stock exchanges.

What time does BSE open for trading?

BSE opens for trading at 9.00 AM. The first 15 minutes is called the pre-opening session. The actual trading starts at 9.15 AM and goes up to 3.30 PM.

What happens to stocks on holidays?

The stock prices do not change on holidays. They remain the same as the last working day's closing price until the market opens again. However, the pre-holiday season increases the demand for stocks which affects the prices, too.

Is the stock market open on Diwali?

Both NSE and BSE remain closed on Diwali. However, both stock exchanges allow trading for one hour on their platforms, called Muhurat trading which is considered to be an auspicious time for trading.
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