The largest and most prestigious stock exchange in India is the NSE. Today, the NSE is the world's tenth-largest stock exchange, with a market capitalization of over US$ 3.4 trillion. 

The NSE runs efficient and seamless trading operations all year long. Both Saturdays and Sundays are designated as trading holidays. During these NSE holidays, there is no trading in the equity sector, equity derivatives segment, or SLB segment. 

India's primary stock market, known as NSE (National Stock Exchange), is located in Mumbai and is the biggest stock exchange in the nation. The NSE is operational from Monday to Friday and remains closed on the weekends and national holidays.  

In this piece, you will find all the information you need to know about the NSE Holidays in 2023.
 

Trading Holidays for Equity (NSE)

Please see below the trading and stock market holiday calendar for the year 2023 for equity (NSE).
 

Sr. No National Holiday  Date 2023 Day 
1 Republic Day January 26 Thursday
2 Holi March 07 Wednesday
3 Ram Navami March 30 Thursday
4 Mahavir Jayanti April 04 Tuesday
5 Good Friday April 07 Friday
6 Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti April 14 Friday
7 Maharashtra Day May 01 Monday
8 Bakri Eid June 28 Wednesday
9 Independence Day August 15 Tuesday
10 Ganesh Chaturthi September 19 Tuesday
11 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti October 02 Monday
12 Dussehra October 24 Tuesday
13 Diwali-Balipratipada November 14 Tuesday
14 Gurunanak Jayanti November 27 Monday
15 Christmas December 25 Monday

*Muhurat Trading will be conducted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, Diwali * Laxmi Pujan .

Timings for Muhurat Trading will be notified by the exchange subsequently.

Trading Holidays on Saturday/Sunday

Please see below the trading holidays that fall on the weekends of 2023. 
 

Sr.No Holidays Date 2023 Day
1 Mahashivratri February 18 Saturday
1 Eid-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id) April 22 Saturday
2 Muharram July 29 Saturday
3 Diwali Laxmi-Pujan November 12 Sunday

 

NSE Trading Schedule

 

Pre-open Timings to Trade Equities 

The pre-open session is between 9:00 and 9:15 am, for 15 minutes. Both the order gathering and order matching phases make up the pre-open session. The applicable price range must mirror that of the normal market.

Regular Trading Timings to Trade Equities

The regular trading timings are from 9:15 am to 3:30 pm. The NSE does not pause for lunch, and the daily trading session length is 6 hours and 15 minutes. Neither pre-market nor after-hours trading is available. 


Block Deal Session Timings 

 Session I- The first session of the block deal window takes place between 8:45 am to 9:00 am. 
● Session II- The second session of the block deal window takes place between 02:05 pm to 02:20 pm. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The NSE market will be closed on Mondays (4 times), Tuesdays (6 times), Wednesdays (1 time), Thursdays (2 times), and Fridays (2 times), including all weekends in 2023. 

The total number of trading holidays in 2023 amounts to 119 days. 15 National holidays on the weekdays, with 104 Saturdays and Sundays. 
 

The NSE market will be closed on Mondays (4 times), Tuesdays (6 times), Wednesdays (1 time), Thursdays (2 times), and Fridays (2 times), including all weekends in 2023. 
 

The last stock market holiday in 2023 will take place on Monday, December 25. 
 

On trade holidays, all secondary transactions are halted. On a settlement holiday, only delivery transactions or transactions relating to the delivery of securities would be halted; secondary market transactions would continue as usual.
 

Holidays for settlement or clearing are days when there is no settlement of shares or commodities. These holidays are different from trading holidays. Each year, the exchange shares an impressive list for the settlement (or clearing holidays).

The Indian stock market timings are from 9.15 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. Both NSE and BSE close at 3:30 p.m.

Since both professional and retail traders take time off during the holidays, there is typically a decrease in stock trading volume. 

Between 9:15 and 9:40 a.m., stocks that open higher or lower than they closed usually keep rising or dropping. The market is extremely volatile during this time window. If the overnight news were optional, the plan would change for the next 20 minutes between 9:40 and 10:00 a.m. Thus, it is vital to start post 10 a.m.

Before the three-day break, traders reduce their holdings (sell) to prevent bad news. Stock prices drop due to the selling pressure, giving those days a favourable time to buy shares at a lower price.