List of BSE Holidays 2023

The BSE is a major stock in India, with over 6,000 listed businesses. The stock market is the first one ever formed in Asia, and in terms of market capitalisation, it is the third largest stock exchange in the world.

The BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) market is open for business every day of the week except Saturdays, Sundays, and any other holidays that the Exchange has predetermined. The BSE announced Trading Holidays for the Calendar Year 2023 on December 8, 2022. The Exchange has provided a schedule detailing the days that will be observed as Trading Holidays for the Equity Derivatives and SLB Segment. 

Please check below for the equities trading and stock market holiday schedule for the year 2023(BSE).

Sr. No National Holiday  Date Day
1 Republic Day 26-Jan-2023 Thursday
2 Holi 07-Mar-2023 Tuesday 
3 Ram Navami 30-Mar-2023 Thursday
4 Mahavir Jayanti 04-Apr-2023 Tuesday
5 Good Friday 07-Apr-2023 Friday
6 Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti 14-Apr-2023 Friday
7 Maharashtra Day 01-May-2023 Monday
8 Id-ul-adha (Bakri Id) 28-Jun-2023 Wednesday
9 Independence Day 15-Aug-2023 Tuesday
10 Ganesh Chaturthi 19-Sep-2023 Tuesday
11 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 02-Oct-2023 Monday
12 Dasara 24-Oct-2023 Tuesday
13 Diwali Balipratipada 14-Oct-2023 Tuesday
14 Gurunanak Jayanti 27-Nov-2023 Monday
15 Christmas 25-Dec-2023 Monday

Trading Holidays on Saturday/Sunday- BSE

Sr.No National Holiday  Date Day
1 Mahashivratri 18-Feb-2023 Saturday
2 Id-ul-fitr (Ramzan Id) 21-Apr-2023 Saturday
3 Muharram 29-Jul-2023 Saturday
4 Diwali-Laxmi Pujan *  12-Nov-2023 Sunday

*Muhurat Trading will take place on Diwali, Laxmi Pujan, 12 November 2023.

Timings for Muhurat Trading will be communicated by the exchange in the future.

BSE Trading Schedule


Pre-open Timings to Trade Equities on BSE

The pre-open session occurs between 9:00 and 9:15 am, or for a total of 15 minutes. The pre-open session consists of both the order collection and matching phases.

Regular Trading Timings to Trade Equities on BSE

The normal trading hours are from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The duration of the daily trading session is 6 hours and 15 minutes. There is no lunch break on the BSE, and neither pre-market nor after-hours trading is allowed. 

Block Deal Session Timings-BSE

Block deal windows are accessible throughout each and every trading day in the equity segment.

● Morning Session: Between 8:45 and 9:00 a.m., the first session of the block deal window takes place.  
● Afternoon Session: Between 2:05 and 2:20 p.m., the second session of the block deal window takes place.


Frequently Asked Questions

The normal BSE trading hours are from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Traders can work according to the weekday schedule as BSE trading isn't available on Saturdays and Sundays. 

No. The BSE stays closed on Saturdays and Sundays. It operates during the weekdays, i.e., Monday to Friday. 

Trading stocks on BSE holidays is not possible. These holidays, designated as trading holidays, involve a complete suspension of stock trading activities, which includes the ability to buy or sell stocks. Normal trading operations resume when the exchange reopens on regular trading days.

The Bombay Stock Exchange, commonly known as BSE, typically operates from Monday to Friday and remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Bombay Stock Exchange, also known as BSE, maintains its weekday trading schedule from Monday to Friday, with closures on Saturday and Sunday, except for any exceptional trading sessions that may be announced.