The Indian stock market is a buzzing hub of financial activity, but it too takes a well-deserved break on certain days throughout the year. These holidays allow investors and market participants a chance to observe important national and religious occasions, or simply recharge for the next trading session.

Who Decides the Holidays?

The authority to designate stock market holidays lies with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the regulatory body overseeing the Indian capital markets. Each year, SEBI publishes a comprehensive list of holidays that both the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) must follow.

In 2024 there will be a total of 19 market holidays. While this may seem like a significant number, 5 of these holidays will be on Saturdays or Sundays, which are already designated as non-trading days. So, the actual impact on trading days will only be 14 holidays.

List of Stock Market/Trading Holidays Calendar 2024

Jan 26, 2024FridayRepublic Day
Mar 08, 2024FridayMaha Shivaratri
Mar 25, 2024MondayHoli
Mar 29, 2024FridayGood Friday
Apr 10, 2024WednesdayId-ul-Fitr (Ramzan ID)
Apr 14, 2024SundayDr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti
Apr 17, 2024WednesdayRam Navami
Apr 21, 2024SundayMahavir Jayanti
May 01, 2024WednesdayMaharashtra Day
Jun 17, 2024MondayBakri Id / Eid ul-Adha
Jul 17, 2024WednesdayMuharram
Aug 15, 2024ThursdayIndependence Day
Sep 07, 2024SaturdayGanesh Chaturthi
Oct 02, 2024WednesdayMahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Oct 13, 2024SundayDasara
Nov 01, 2024FridayDiwali-Laxmi Pujan
Nov 02, 2024SaturdayDiwali-Balipratipada
Nov 15, 2024FridayGuru Nanak Jayanti
Dec 25, 2024WednesdayChristmas

Stock Market and Trading Holidays Calendar 2024

Stock Market Holidays Calendar 2024

Why are Holidays Important?

Respecting Cultural and Religious Traditions: Many holidays coincide with major festivals like Diwali, Eid, and Christmas, allowing people to celebrate with their families and communities.

Enhancing Market Stability: Certain holidays, like Independence Day and Republic Day, mark significant national events. Closing the markets on these days allows for focus on the celebrations and minimizes potential market volatility.

Providing Breaks for Market Participants: Continuous trading can be mentally and emotionally demanding. Holidays offer traders and investors a chance to unwind, refresh their perspective, and come back energized for the next trading session.

Stay Informed, Stay Prepared:

By staying informed about market holidays, you can ensure that your investment decisions are not disrupted by unexpected market closures. So, plan your trades wisely, take advantage of the breaks, and come back ready to navigate the exciting world of Indian stocks.


  • Some holidays may be specific to certain segments of the market, such as the derivatives market.
  • In rare cases, the stock exchanges may decide to close the markets for unforeseen reasons, such as natural disasters or political unrest.


Which days are stock markets closed in India in 2024?

The stock markets in India are closed on all national holidays, religious festivals, and other special events. The specific dates of these holidays vary from year to year.

Why are stock markets closed on holidays?

Stock markets are closed on holidays to give investors a break from trading and to allow them to celebrate important occasions.

What happens if I buy stocks on a holiday? 

If you buy stocks on a holiday, your trade will not be executed until the market opens the next day.

When will the stock market open after the holiday?

The stock market will open the next day after the holiday, unless the holiday is a weekend or a public holiday in the country where the stock exchange is located.

How do I check if the stock market is open?

You can check if the stock market is open by visiting the website of the stock exchange or by checking a financial news website.

What are the trading hours of the stock market in India?

The trading hours of the stock market in India are from 9:15 am to 3:30 pm, IST, from Monday to Friday.

What are the different types of stock market holidays?

There are two main types of stock market holidays: national holidays and religious holidays. National holidays are holidays that are celebrated by all citizens of a country, while religious holidays are holidays that are celebrated by members of a particular religion.

What are the implications of stock market holidays for investors?

Stock market holidays can have a number of implications for investors. For example, if a holiday falls on a day when an investor was planning to sell stocks, they may have to wait until the market opens the next day to sell their stocks. Additionally, stock market holidays can lead to volatility in the market, as investors may be less active on days when the market is closed.