List Of NSE, BSE, MCX Trading Holidays 2018

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    As a trader in India, one needs to be aware of trading holidays of NSE, BSE, and MCX. Here is a summary table of NSE, BSE, and MCX, all on one page to help you plan your trade better in 2018.

    Both NSE and BSE trades are closed for Saturday and Sunday. The timings for weekdays, except on the holidays mentioned below is 09:15 am to 03:30 pm. The pre-open trade session is between 09:00 to 09:15 am. It is a 15-minute trade session for NSE's NIFTY 50 index.

    List Of NSE, BSE, MCX Trading Holidays 2018

    Trading Holidays for NSE and BSE

    Sl. No.DateHolidayDay
    126 January 2018Republic DayFriday
    213 February 2018MahashivratriTuesday
    302 March 2018Holi (2nd day)Friday
    429 March 2018Mahavir JayantiThursday
    530 March 2018Good FridayFriday
    601 May 2018Maharashtra DayTuesday
    715 August 2018Independence DayWednesday
    822 August 2018Bakri EidWednesday
    913 September 2018Ganesh ChaturthiThursday
    1020 September 2018MoharrumThursday
    1102 October 2018Gandhi JayantiTuesday
    1218 October 2018DusseraThursday
    1307 November 2018Diwali Laxmi Pujan (Mahurat Trading)Wednesday
    1408 November 2018Diwali BalipratipadaThursday
    1523 November 2018Guru Nanak JayanthiFriday
    1625 December 2018ChristmasTuesday

    Holidays on Saturday or Sunday

    Sl. No.DateHolidayDay
    125 March 2018Ram NavamiSunday
    214 April 2018Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar JayanthiSaturday
    316 June 2018Eid-ul-fitarSaturday

    Holidays for Clearing and Settlement

    DateHolidayDay
    19 February 2018Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj JayantiMonday
    18 March 2018Gudi PadwaSunday
    01 April 2018Annual Bank ClosingSunday
    17 August 2018Parsi New YearFriday
    21 November 2018Eid-e-MiladWednesday

    Although these holidays are declared in advance by the Exchange, it holds the right to close the market on days other than the above or keep the market open on days declared as a holiday. The Exchange also holds the right to reduce or extend trading hours. Mahurat timings shall be notified by the Exchange at a later point in time.

    Trading Holidays for MCX

    Sl. No.DateHolidayDayMorning sessionEvening Session
    11 January 2018New Year's DayMondayOpenClosed
    226 January 2018Republic DayFridayClosedClosed
    313 February 2018MahashivratriTuesdayClosedOpen
    42 March 2018Holi (2nd Day)FridayClosedOpen
    529 March 2018Mahavir JayantiThursdayClosedOpen
    630 March 2018Good FridayFridayClosedClosed
    71 May 2018Maharashtra DayTuesdayClosedOpen
    815 August 2018Independence DayWednesdayClosedClosed
    922 August 2018Bakri IdWednesdayClosedOpen
    1013 September 2018Ganesh ChaturthiThursdayClosedOpen
    1120 September 2018MoharramThursdayClosedOpen
    122 October 2018Gandhi JayanthiTuesdayClosedClosed
    1318 October 2018DusseraThursdayClosedOpen
    147 November 2018Laxmi PujanWednesdayClosedOpen
    158 November 2018BaliprathipadaThursdayClosedOpen
    1623 November 2018Guru Nanak JayanthiFridayClosedOpen
    1725 December 2018ChristmasTuesdayClosedClosed

    The morning session for MCX starts at 10:00 am and ends at 05:00 pm IST. The evening session begins at 05:00 pm and concludes between 11:30 and 11:55 pm. Mahurat timings shall be notified by the Exchange at a later point in time.

    Significance of seeing the NSE, BSE and MCX trading holidays in 2018

    It is extremely important that you see the list of holidays for the NSE, BSE and MCX so you can plan in advance. This is particularly true for traders and investors alike.

    The important days, including the national holidays hardly change and remain the same every year. However, a few trading holidays like Good Friday would differ each year.

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