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NSE holiday calendar 2024: List of NSE stock market trading holidays

Keep track of the NSE trading holidays in 2024. With this table, you can plan ahead by knowing the holidays for the equity, SLB, and commodity derivatives segments, and more

Published: Jan 2, 2024 08:22:38 AM IST
Updated: Jan 2, 2024 03:39:23 PM IST

NSE holiday calendar 2024: List of NSE stock market trading holidaysImage: Francis Mascarenhas / Reuters

Are you ready to make smart moves in the stock market and take your investment strategies to the next level? Well, then you can't afford to miss out on the upcoming NSE (National Stock Exchange) trading holidays in 2024 before you plan your investment strategy for the year. Whether you're an investor or just starting out, keeping track of these important dates is crucial to stay ahead of the pack.

When it comes to stock markets in India, the NSE is one of the biggest players around. From cash equities to commodity derivatives, the NSE offers a diverse range of investment opportunities for traders at all levels. So, if you're looking to make some serious gains, you'll definitely want to track its trading holidays to make informed investment strategies.

This NSE trading holidays 2024 calendar is your key to staying up-to-date and remembering when the various segments of the NSE are open and closed, so you can plan your investment strategy accordingly. With this helpful data at hand, you'll be well on your way to plan and execute trading strategies.

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Now that we have entered the month of May, without further ado, let’s keep a lookout for the upcoming NSE trading holidays in 2024.

NSE Trading Holidays in 2024:

Equity segment, the Equity Derivative segment, and the SLB Segment

In the NSE Equity segment, traders can buy and sell stocks of publicly traded companies listed on the NSE. As for the Equity Derivative segment, it is a class of derivative contracts that earns its value based on underlying equity securities. Finally, the SLB segment, called the Securities Lending and Borrowing segment of the NSE is a platform that lets investors lend or borrow securities for a certain period, subject to terms and conditions laid out by the NSE.

Here are the NSE holidays 2024 for all three of these segments:

Date Day Description
26-Jan-2024 Friday Republic Day
08-Mar-2024 Friday Mahashivratri
25-Mar-2024 Monday Holi
29-Mar-2024 Friday Good Friday
11-Apr-2024 Thursday Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramadan Eid)
17-Apr-2024 Wednesday Shri Ram Navmi
01-May-2024 Wednesday Maharashtra Day
17-Jun-2024 Monday Bakri Id
17-Jul-2024 Wednesday Moharram
15-Aug-2024 Thursday Independence Day
02-Oct-2024 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
01-Nov-2024 Friday Diwali Laxmi Pujan*
15-Nov-2024 Friday Gurunanak Jayanti
25-Dec-2024 Wednesday Christmas


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Meanwhile, NSE trading holidays that fall on weekends this year are listed below:

Date Day Description
14-Apr-2024 Sunday Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti
21-Apr-2024 Sunday Shri Mahavir Jayanti
07-Sep-2024 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi
12-Oct-2024 Saturday Dussehra
02-Nov-2024 Saturday Diwali-Balipratipada
*Muhurat Trading will, however, be conducted on November 01, 2024. More on that below.

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NSE Trading Holidays 2024 for the Debt Segment

The debt segment at the NSE refers to the National Stock Exchange of India's trading platform for all debt securities. Here are the NSE holidays 2024 the segment would observe:

Date Day Description
26-Jan-2024 Friday Republic Day
19-Feb-2024 Monday Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti
08-Mar-2024 Friday Mahashivratri
25-Mar-2024 Monday Holi
29-Mar-2024 Friday Good Friday
01-Apr-2024 Monday Annual Bank Closing
09-Apr-2024 Tuesday Gudi Padwa
11-Apr-2024 Thursday Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramadan Id)
17-Apr-2024 Wednesday Shri Ram Navami
01-May-2024 Wednesday Maharashtra Day
23-May-2024 Thursday Buddha Pournima
17-Jun-2024 Monday Bakri Id
17-Jul-2024 Wednesday Muharram
15-Aug-2024 Thursday Independence Day/Parsi New Year
16-Sep-2024 Monday Id-E-Milad
02-Oct-2024 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
01-Nov-2024 Friday Diwali Laxmi Pujan
15-Nov-2024 Friday Gurunanak Jayanti
25-Dec-2024 Wednesday Christmas

Meanwhile, NSE trading holidays for the debt segment that fall on weekends in 2024 are:

Date Day Description
14-Apr-2024 Sunday Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti
21-Apr-2024 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti
07-Sep-2024 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi
12-Oct-2024 Saturday Dussehra
02-Nov-2024 Saturday Diwali Balipratipada


NSE Trading Holidays in 2024 for the Commodity Derivatives segment

The Commodity Derivatives segment of NSE allows you to trade in futures contracts: where you can buy or sell the underlying asset at a predetermined price and a fixed date in the future. The Commodity Derivatives markets help traders dictate the prices of commodities in physical markets to an extent.

Here are NSE trading holidays 2024 at the Commodity Derivatives segment for the remainder of the year:
Date Day Description
26-Jan-2024 Friday Republic Day
8-Mar-2024 Friday Mahashivratri
25-Mar-2024 Monday Holi
29-Mar-2024 Friday Good Friday
11-Apr-2024 Thursday Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramadan Eid)
17-Apr-2024 Wednesday Shri Ram Navmi
01-May-2024 Wednesday Maharashtra Day
17-Jun-2024 Monday Bakri Id
17-Jul-2024 Wednesday Moharram
15-August-2024 Thursday Independence Day
2-October-2024 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
1-Nov-2024 Friday Diwali Laxmi Pujan*
15-Nov-2024 Friday Gurunanak Jayanti
25-Dec-2024 Wednesday Christmas

  • Morning session - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Evening session - 5:00 PM to 11:30/11:55 PM

*5:00 PM to 9:00 PM/9:30 PM for Internationally linked Agricultural commodities

*Muhurat Trading will take place on November 01, 2024. The timings of Muhurat Trading will be notified eventually.

Muhurat Trading

Diwali is one of India's most important festivals, and it is traditionally marked by an auspicious stock market trading event known as Muhurat Trading for an entire hour. The date of November 01, 2024 has been set as the date for this year's Muhurat Trading on NSE and BSE.

Muhurat Trading Session Capital Market (in hours)
Block Deal Session 5.45 PM to 6.00 PM
Pre-Open Market 6.00 PM to 6.08 PM
Normal Market 6.15 PM to 7.15 PM
Call Auction Session 6.20 PM to 7.05 PM
Closing Session 7.25 PM to 7.35 PM

Stock Market Timings

Every day of the week, trades are made on the equities segment (except for on Saturdays and Sundays, and on holidays declared by the Exchange in advance). The equities segment is where trades happen every  week (except Saturdays and Sundays and holidays that are declared by the Exchange in advance). Stock market timings are as follows:

A) Pre-open Session

  • Order entry & modification Open: 09:00 hrs
  • Order entry & modification Close: 09:08 hrs*
*with random closure at the last moment. Pre-open order matching starts right after the close of pre-open order entry.

B) Regular Trading Session

  • Normal / Limited Physical Market Open - 09:15 hrs
  • Normal / Limited Physical Market Close - 15:30 hrs

C) Closing Session

The Closing Session is conducted between 15.40 hrs and 16.00 hrs

D) Block Deal Session Market Timings:

  • Morning Window: This window will operate between 08:45 AM to 09:00 AM.
  • Afternoon Window: This window will operate between 02:05 PM to 2:20 PM.

With this comprehensive calendar of NSE trading holidays 2024 at your disposal, you can better schedule your equities, derivatives, and commodity trades and investments on the NSE. Do keep in mind that if necessary, the stock exchange may shorten, lengthen, or move the start times of trading sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a settlement holiday on the NSE?

Settlement holidays are days when the stock market is open, but central depositories like Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL) and National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) are closed. Because of this, you won't get any security with the date of delivery as a settlement holiday.

2. In 2024, how many trading days are there on the NSE?

In 2024, there are 119 days of trading holidays. There are 15 national holidays on weekdays and 104 on Saturdays and Sundays.

3. Can NSE alter any of the holidays announced?

The holidays that NSE has announced are subject to change at any time. They can do so in advance by releasing a circular with the relevant information.

4. What will be the last stock market holiday in 2024?

In 2024, Christmas — which will fall on 25 December — will be the last holiday observed by the NSE.

5. What if a holiday falls on the weekly expiry of equity options contracts?

If a weekly contract's expiration day falls on a holiday, the NSE is required to move the expiration to the working day before the holiday.

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