The National Stock Exchange (NSE) remains open on weekdays and closed on weekends, unless a special trading session is announced. However, it remains closed on public and national holidays. To help you plan your NSE trading and investments better, we have prepared a comprehensive list of NSE holidays for 2023. Scroll down for all the details.
The following is a list of NSE holidays for the trading of equity and related instruments:
|January 26||Thursday||Republic Day|
|March 30||Thursday||Ram Navami|
|April 4||Tuesday||Mahavir Jayanti|
|April 7||Friday||Good Friday|
|April 14||Friday||Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti|
|May 1||Monday||Maharashtra Day|
|June 28||Wednesday||Eid-ul- Adha|
|August 15||Tuesday||Independence Day|
|September 19||Tuesday||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|October 2||Monday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti|
|November 27||Monday||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
The following NSE trading holidays in 2023 fall on weekends when the market remains closed:
|April 22||Saturday||Eid-ul- Fitr|
|November 12||Sunday||Diwali-Laxmi Pujan|
Here is the NSE holiday calendar of 2023 for commodity derivatives trading:
|Date and Day||Holiday||Morning Session||Evening Session|
|January 26, Thursday||Republic Day||Closed||Closed|
|March 8, Wednesday||Holi||Closed||Open|
|March 30, Thursday||Ram Navami||Closed||Closed|
|April 4, Tuesday||Mahavir Jayanti||Closed||Open|
|April 7, Friday||Good Friday||Closed||Closed|
|April 14, Friday||Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti||Closed||Closed|
|May 1, Monday||Maharashtra Day||Closed||Open|
|June 28, Wednesday||Eid-ul- Adha||Closed||Open|
|August 15, Tuesday||Independence Day||Closed||Closed|
|September 19, Tuesday||Ganesh Chaturthi||Closed||Open|
|October 2, Monday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||Closed||Closed|
|October 24, Tuesday||Dussehra||Closed||Open|
|November 14, Tuesday||Diwali Balipratipada||Closed||Open|
|November 27, Monday||Guru Nanak Jayanti||Closed||Open|
|December, 25, Monday||Christmas||Closed||Closed|
The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is one of the leading stock exchanges in the country. It also ranks fourth in terms of global equity trading volume. It started to trade in wholesale debt instruments in 1994, with cash market and debt market segments added later.
NSE was also the first exchange platform to introduce fully automated electronic trading. It also introduced the first electronic limit book order to trade Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and derivatives. NSE also supports more than 2,500 Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs), making it the most important private wide area network in India.
Nifty 50 is the flagship index of the NSE. The trading volume of stocks listed on this index constitutes half of the traded value of all stocks in exchange. It comprises 50 different stocks of the biggest companies in India, in terms of total market capitalisation.
NSE also offers a wide range of other products that include derivatives and debt instruments. Its derivatives segment comprises stock derivatives, NSE bond futures, and currency derivatives.
Now that you know about the NSE holidays in India in 2023, let’s turn our attention on the trading schedule of NSE:
The closing session is held between 3:40 PM and 4:00 PM.
These trading timings are the same across all days of the week, except for Saturdays and Sundays, during which the market is closed.
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Even though Diwali is a holiday, you can still conduct trading activities during a special one-hour window? Find more about it below.
According to the Indian calendar, ‘Muhurat’ refers to a specific time that is considered auspicious. Indian traders have the tradition of starting their trading calendar from Diwali. Hence, NSE provides a special Muhurat trading session, which is a one-hour window, on the day of Diwali. Muhurat trading in 2023 will be conducted on November 12 (Sunday). The time allotted for each Muhurat trading session is given below:
|Muhurat Trading Session||Capital Market|
|Block Deal Session||5:45 PM -6:00 PM|
|Pre-Open Market||6:00 PM -6:08 PM|
|Normal Market||6:15 PM -7:15 PM|
|Call Auction Session||6:20 PM -7:05 PM|
|Closing Session||7:25 PM -7:35 PM|
Now that you have the complete list of NSE holidays in 2023, you can plan your NSE equity, derivative, or commodities trading and investments better. Please beware that the exchange may reduce, extend, or advance the trading sessions, if and when necessary.
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The capital market products that investors can trade on the National Stock Exchange or NSE include stocks and Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), mutual funds, and SLBs to name a few. In addition, the debt instruments in this stock exchange include NSE Electronic Debt Bidding Platform (EBP) and corporate bonds.
The National Stock Exchange boasts of a total market cap of $3.27 trillion as of January 2023. This makes it one of the largest stock exchanges in the world.
If a holiday coincides with the expiry date of an equity option, NSE generally shifts the expiry day. For example, F&O (Futures and Options) trading entails monthly or weekly expiry dates. If a holiday falls on the expiry date, NSE will shift the date of expiry to the previous date, i.e., a day before the actual expiry date.
Settlement holidays are those days when the stock exchange is open but central depositories, such as National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL) are closed. Owing to this, you will not receive any delivery of securities if the delivery date falls on a settlement holiday.
Clearing holidays are days when no delivery or settlement of stocks or commodities happens. This are the days when banks remain closed and no banking transaction is possible.
There are 119 trading days on NSE in 2023. The are also 15 NSE market holidays in 2023. In addition to the NSE Holidays in 2023, there are 104 Saturdays and Sundays when the exchange would remain closed.
There are 2,113 companies listed on NSE as of December 30, 2022. Compared to this, 6,655 companies are listed on the BSE.
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