List of Share Market Holidays 2021

A share market is a place where all investors can buy or sell financial security or trade in the stock exchange. To invest in shares the investors must have a demat account and to trade (purchase/sell) shares on the exchange using the brokers’ platform, it is obligatory to open a trading account with the broker.

The share market in India remains closed on Saturday and Sunday. Along with the weekly holidays, the Indian share market also remains closed on the state and national holidays. The overall share market has 14 stock market holidays, including extended weekends. The two major share markets include the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE). This blog talks about the list of share market holidays 2021, which includes trading holidays for NSE and BSE.

BSE Holiday List 2021

As one of the oldest stock exchanges in India and the third-largest stock exchange in the world, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) operates from Monday to Friday and is closed on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday). Apart from this, it is also closed on public and state holidays. Here is the list of BSE holidays for 2021:

HolidayDayDate
Republic Day26th January 2021Tuesday
Maha Shivratri11th march 2021Thursday
Holi29th March 2021Monday
Good Friday2nd April 2021Friday
Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti14th April 2021Wednesday
Ram Navami21st April 2021Wednesday
Eid-ul-Fitr13th May 2021Thursday
Id-al-Adha20th July 2021Tuesday
Ashura19th August 2021Thursday
Ganesh Chaturthi10th September 2021Friday
Vijaya Dashami15th October 2021Friday
Laxmi Puja/Diwali4th November 2021Thursday
Guru Nanak Jayanti19th November 2021Friday

NSE Holidays List 2021

The list of National Stock Exchange for 2021 includes the regional public holidays and national holidays. It is important for individuals to keep a track of the holidays’ list, who are interested in trading financial instruments through this exchange. Let’s take a look at the NSE holidays list 2021:

HolidayDayDate
Republic Day26th January 2021Tuesday
Maha Shivratri11th march 2021Thursday
Holi29th March 2021Monday
Good Friday2nd April 2021Friday
Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti14th April 2021Wednesday
Ram Navami21st April 2021Wednesday
Eid-ul-Fitr13th May 2021Thursday
Id-al-Adha20th July 2021Tuesday
Ashura19th August 2021Thursday
Ganesh Chaturthi10th September 2021Friday
Vijaya Dashami15th October 2021Friday
Laxmi Puja/Diwali4th November 2021Thursday
Guru Nanak Jayanti19th November 2021Friday

It must be noted that the national stock exchange is open 5 days a week i.e. Monday-Friday and remains closed on all Saturdays and Sundays.

Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) Holidays List 2021

The Multi Commodity Exchange is one of the largest commodity derivatives exchanges that deals with the trading of agro commodities, bullion, metal and energy. Similar to BSE and NSE, the MCX is also closed on certain state-specific and public holidays. Here is the list of MCX Share Market holidays 2021:

HolidayDayDate
New Year’s Day1st January 2021 (evening off)Friday
Republic Day26th January 2021Tuesday
Maha Shivratri11th march 2021 (Morning off)Thursday
Holi29th March 2021 (Morning off)Monday
Good Friday2nd April 2021Friday
Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti14th April 2021Wednesday
Ram Navami21st April 2021Wednesday
Mahavir Jayanti25th April 2021 (Morning off)Sunday
Maharashtra Day1st May 2021 (Morning off)Saturday
Eid-ul-Fitr13th May 2021Thursday
Id-al-Adha20th July 2021 (Morning off)Tuesday
Ganesh Chaturthi10th September 2021 (Morning off)Friday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti2nd October 2021Saturday
Vijaya Dashami15th October 2021 (Morning off)Friday
Laxmi Puja/Diwali4th November 2021 (Morning off)Thursday
Guru Nanak Jayanti19th November 2021 (Morning off)Friday
Christmas25th December 2021Saturday

FAQs
Is Saturday a stock market holiday?
The National Stock Exchange operates from Monday to Friday and is closed on the weekend that includes Saturday and Sunday.
Which are the BSE trading hours?
Listed below are the BSE trading hours: Morning Trade- 10:00 a.m. – 0 5:00 p.m. Evening Trade- 5:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
What are the timings for block deal sessions?
The timing for block deal sessions are: 8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 2:05 a.m.- 2:20 p.m.
How many NSE holidays are there in 2021?
There are 14 NSE holidays in 2021.
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