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. Date Holiday Day
    1 26 January 2018 Republic Day Friday
    2 13 February 2018 Mahashivratri Tuesday
    3 02 March 2018 Holi (2nd day) Friday
    4 29 March 2018 Mahavir Jayanti Thursday
    5 30 March 2018 Good Friday Friday
    6 01 May 2018 Maharashtra Day Tuesday
    7 15 August 2018 Independence Day Wednesday
    8 22 August 2018 Bakri Eid Wednesday
    9 13 September 2018 Ganesh Chaturthi Thursday
    10 20 September 2018 Moharrum Thursday
    11 02 October 2018 Gandhi Jayanti Tuesday
    12 18 October 2018 Dussera Thursday
    13 07 November 2018 Diwali Laxmi Pujan (Mahurat Trading) Wednesday
    14 08 November 2018 Diwali Balipratipada Thursday
    15 23 November 2018 Guru Nanak Jayanthi Friday
    16 25 December 2018 Christmas Tuesday

    Holidays on Saturday or Sunday

    Sl. No. Date Holiday Day
    1 25 March 2018 Ram Navami Sunday
    2 14 April 2018 Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanthi Saturday
    3 16 June 2018 Eid-ul-fitar Saturday

    Holidays for Clearing and Settlement

    Date Holiday Day
    19 February 2018 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Monday
    18 March 2018 Gudi Padwa Sunday
    01 April 2018 Annual Bank Closing Sunday
    17 August 2018 Parsi New Year Friday
    21 November 2018 Eid-e-Milad Wednesday

    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. Date Holiday Day Morning session Evening Session
    1 1 January 2018 New Year's Day Monday Open Closed
    2 26 January 2018 Republic Day Friday Closed Closed
    3 13 February 2018 Mahashivratri Tuesday Closed Open
    4 2 March 2018 Holi (2nd Day) Friday Closed Open
    5 29 March 2018 Mahavir Jayanti Thursday Closed Open
    6 30 March 2018 Good Friday Friday Closed Closed
    7 1 May 2018 Maharashtra Day Tuesday Closed Open
    8 15 August 2018 Independence Day Wednesday Closed Closed
    9 22 August 2018 Bakri Id Wednesday Closed Open
    10 13 September 2018 Ganesh Chaturthi Thursday Closed Open
    11 20 September 2018 Moharram Thursday Closed Open
    12 2 October 2018 Gandhi Jayanthi Tuesday Closed Closed
    13 18 October 2018 Dussera Thursday Closed Open
    14 7 November 2018 Laxmi Pujan Wednesday Closed Open
    15 8 November 2018 Baliprathipada Thursday Closed Open
    16 23 November 2018 Guru Nanak Jayanthi Friday Closed Open
    17 25 December 2018 Christmas Tuesday Closed Closed

    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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