Many traders require constant attention to what's going on in the stock market. A few share market holidays, aside from weekends, provide them with a break as the stock exchanges are closed. These market holidays are government holidays (like Gandhi Jayanti) or cultural or religious (like Diwali).

Even if share markets are open on certain specific days due to holidays, it's crucial to bear in mind that outside events or causes might still have an influence on market sentiment. It is therefore advisable to be vigilant, even over the holidays, and to be mindful of your position and possible investments. During this time of year, distractions and other activities might cause you to lose out on chances; being alert can help you prevent this.

List of Share Market Holiday 2024

Sr. No Holidays Date Day
1 Special Holiday 22-Jan-2024 Monday
2 Republic Day 26-Jan-2024 Friday
3 Mahashivratri 08-Mar-2024 Friday
4 Holi 25-Mar-2024 Monday
5 Good Friday 29-Mar-2024 Friday
6 Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramadan Eid) 11-Apr-2024 Thursday
7 Ram Navami 17-Apr-2024 Wednesday
8 Maharashtra Day 01-May-2024 Wednesday
9 General Parliamentary Elections 20-May-2024 Monday
10 Bakri Eid 17-June-2024 Monday
11 Moharram 17-Jul-2024 Wednesday
12 Independence Day/Parsi New Year 15-Aug-2024 Thursday
13 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 02-Oct-2024 Wednesday
14 Diwali Laxmi Pujan 01-Nov-2024 Friday
15 Gurunanak Jayanti 15-Nov-2024 Friday
16 Christmas 25-Dec-2024 Wednesday

List of Holidays falling on Saturday / Sunday

Sr. No Holidays Date Day
1 Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti 14-Apr-2024 Sunday
2 Shri Mahavir Jayanti 21-Apr-2024 Sunday
3 Ganesh Chaturthi 07-Sep-2024 Saturday
4 Dussehra 12-Oct-2024 Saturday
5 Diwali-Balipratipada 02-Nov-2024 Saturday

*Muhurat Trading will be conducted on Friday, 01 November 2024, Diwali * Laxmi Pujan. Timings for Muhurat Trading will be notified by the exchange subsequently

*Special Note: BSE and NSE to hold special live trading session on 18 May 2024. Click Here to check the timings for special live trading session.


A share market holiday, also known simply as a market holiday or a stock market holiday, refers to a day when the stock exchanges or markets are closed and trading cannot occur. These holidays typically include weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and public holidays recognized by the exchanges where they operate.

During market holidays, trading in stocks, bonds, commodities, and other financial instruments does not take place. This closure allows market participants, including traders, investors, and brokers, to take a break and allows exchanges to perform administrative tasks or scheduled maintenance.

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