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BSE and NSE 2019 Holidays List

Archana L

India is a culturally rich country and it celebrates each and every festival across all the religions and faith with equal zeal and pomp. On most of the festival days all banks, government offices, schools, colleges and some of the private companies in the country remain closed. The country's equity markets will also remain closed on certain days in a year.

Let's take a sneak peek into the list of holidays of the Indian National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange for fiscal 2019.

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Holidays List

The Bombay Stock Exchange is popularly known as BSE. It was founded in 1875 and the BSE Towers, popularly known as Jeejeebhoy Towers is currently located in Dalal Street, Mumbai, the state capital of Maharashtra. It is one of the oldest stock exchange in Asia and 10th largest stock exchange in the globe and has an overall market capitalization of over $2.3 trillion as of April 2018.

The Indian Stock Market holidays 2019 list is displayed below.

Holiday Name Observed Date
Republic Day January 26, 2019
Mahashivratri February 14, 2019
Holi March 2, 2019
Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti April 19, 2019
Maharashtra Day May 1, 2019
Id-Ul-Fitr June 5, 2019
Independence Day August 15, 2019
Ganesh Chaturthi September 2, 2019
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti October 2, 2019
Diwali October 28, 2019
Christmas Day December 25, 2019

The stock market will operate on five days in a week starting from Monday to Friday between 9:15 am - 3:30 pm (IST). The BSE stock exchange and the NSE stock exchange will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The exchange has no lunch break and will operate continuously beginning from the opening bell till the closing bell.

The Indian stock market holidays are observed on twelve days every year and most of the holidays are the observed dates and not on the actual date. The share market is sometimes closed for multiple days for a holiday or they have modified hours instead of fully closing the stock exchange.

For Example, there will be Muhurat trading on the auspicious festive occasion on Diwali. During this period the Indian Stock Market will witness trading activity for some time and is usually held during evening time.

The BSE holidays list and NSE holidays list remains same. The BSE remains closed on all the national holidays of India.

The BSE uses an electronic trading system and this is an automated, screen-based trading platform which is popularly known as BSE On-Line Trading (BOLT). It has a capacity of taking 8 million orders per day.

National Stock Exchange (NSE) Holidays List 2019

The National Stock Exchange or NSE is the prominent stock exchange in India. The NSE was established in 1992. It was the first demutualized electronic exchange in India. It is the 11th largest stock exchange in the world and has an estimated total market capitalization of above $2.27 trillion as of April 2018.

The Indian National Stock Exchange holidays 2019 list is displayed below.

Holiday Name Observed Date
Republic Day January 26, 2019
Mahashivratri February 14, 2019
Holi March 2, 2019
Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti April 19, 2019
Maharashtra Day May 1, 2019
Id-Ul-Fitr June 5, 2019
Independence Day August 15, 2019
Ganesh Chaturthi September 2, 2019
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti October 2, 2019
Diwali October 28, 2019
Christmas Day December 25, 2019

The NSE operates on weekdays between Monday to Friday and will remain closed on all the Saturdays and Sundays. The opening bell of NSE is at 9:15 am and the closing bell is at 3:30 pm (IST). The exchange has no lunch break and will operate continuously starting from the opening bell till the closing bell.

The National Stock Exchange in India offers clearing, trading and settlement services in equity derivatives, equity, debt and currency derivatives segments. It has to its credit the first one to introduce electronic trading facility in a stock exchange in India, with an intention to connect the entire investor base in the country.

The NSE Holidays List and BSE Holidays List remains same. The NSE will remain closed on all the national holidays of India. The Indian stock market holidays are observed on twelve days every year and most of the holidays are the observed dates and not on the actual date. The share market is sometimes closed for multiple days for a holiday or they have modified hours instead of fully closing the stock exchange.

For Example, there will be Muhurat trading on the auspicious festive occasion on Diwali. During this period the Indian Stock Market will witness trading activity for some time and is usually held during evening time.

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