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List of Indian Stock Market Holidays 2022

Written By Sushma Singh

Be it any profession that you practice, be it a business that you run, be it a sports personality, actor, or any other art form that you practice, we all need a holiday and sometimes even vacations. It is a way to replenish yourself, to get the drained energy back to get going again. It is no different for NSE and BSE workers. Indian Stock Market has selected days which are holidays for the workers and in this article, we bring to you a list of Indian Stock Market Holidays 2022. We will also cover NSE holidays 2022 Mumbai.

NSE and BSE

As you know NSE and BSE stand for National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange respectively. These are two stock exchanges in India that value the prices of the company that is available for people to trade in.

Bombay Stock Exchange

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BSE is located on Dalal street in Mumbai and is the oldest stock exchange in Asia and the tenth oldest globally. It was founded in 1875 by a Jain Businessman and is today owned by the Ministry of Finance and Government of India. Market capitalization wise, this exchange is the eighth largest in the world as of January 2022. So far, 5,439 companies have been listed on BSE in total over the years.

There are 5 indices on BSE, BSE SENSEX, S&P BSE SmallCap, S&P BSE MidCap, S&P BSE LargeCap, and BSE 500 each of which has shares of companies under them.

National Stock Exchange

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NSE is the National Stock Exchange of India and is located in Mumbai as well. It is fairly new as it was founded just 30 years ago in 1992. Financial Institutions from India and around the world in partnership with public and private entities plus individuals collectively own the NSE.

In 2021, NSE ranked number 1 in the derivative exchange category in the world based on contracts traded. So far, 2,002 companies have been listed on NSE in total over the years. NIFTY 50, NIFTY Next 50, and NIFTY 500 are three indices on the NSE. NSE ranks ninth just a place behind BSE in market capitalization. Now, let us check out the list of Indian stock market holidays 2022. Later on, we will also go over NSE Holidays 2022 Mumbai.

List of Indian Stock Market Holidays 2022

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India is a land of festivals and literally every other day some part of the country is celebrating something or the other. It is not hard to see a lot of holidays in India because of the festivities. Be it school, office, bank, or any other thing there are certain occasions when a compulsory holiday is given to its members.

With banks, you get alternate Saturdays off but by default, Saturdays and Sundays are holidays in schools and stock markets. So that brings a total of 104 holidays for school-going kids and NSE and BSE employees. Apart from this, what other holidays do NSE and BSE members get? Well, they all mentioned in the list of Indian stock market holidays 2022 below.

Holidays from January to July

Indian Stock Market Holidays 2022 come to a total of 13 days if we leave out the holidays falling on weekends. Starting in January, the stock market was closed on the 26th of January, Wednesday on account of Republic Day. Then in the month of February, there were no holidays apart from the weekends.

In March there were two holidays to compensate for February. One was on the occasion of Mahashivratri and the other on the occasion of Holi. The former fell on March 1, Tuesday and the latter on March 18, Friday.

April too came with two holidays with one being for Mahavir Jayanti and Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti and the other on the occasion of Good Friday. The first one took place on April 14th and the second one on April 15th, which were Thursday and Friday respectively. This made them not only the first consecutive holidays but also made it a long weekend or a mini vacation which saw NSE and BSE workers getting off from Thursday to Sunday. The month of April had a potential third holiday as well on the occasion of Ram Navami which fell on April 10th but unfortunately, it was a Sunday.

On the occasion of Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id) on May 3, that Tuesday was the first and only holiday in the month of May. Other than that on May 1, we had Maharashtra Day which was also a potential holiday, but again it fell on a Sunday.

Compensating for two holidays in April, the month of June saw no holidays apart from the weekends. July too didn’t have any holidays apart from one that fell on the occasion of Bakri Id on July 10, which was sadly a Sunday.

Holidays from August to December 

Next up, there was August that was willing to compensate for June and July as it came with three holidays. August 9 fell on a Tuesday, August 15 fell on a Monday, and August 31 fell on a Wednesday and all three were holidays on account of Muharram, Independence Day, and Ganesh Chaturthi respectively.

October looks to cover up for the remaining year as this month too came with three holidays which are on October 5 Wednesday, October 24, Monday, and October 26 Wednesday. These holidays are on the account of Dussehra, Diwali and Laxmi Pujan, and Diwali Balipratipada. October 2 was a missed opportunity as it was the day of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti but fell on a Sunday.

The last holiday of the year comes early in November. On November 8, Tuesday, Gurunanak Jayanti marks the last holiday for this year because the holiday on Christmas, that is, 25 December, falls on a Sunday and therefore is thanks and void. Let us now start with BSE holidays and after we will cover NSE holidays 2022 Mumbai.

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BSE Holidays 2022

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Above we have mentioned all the 13 days that were and are going to be a holiday in 2022. Apart from that, there were 5 instances where a holiday fell on a Sunday and therefore was null and void. No holidays fell on Saturday. So all in all this meant that there were 13 BSE holidays 2022 and to go with the 104 combined Saturdays and Sundays which one can include in Indian stock market holidays 2022 if they want.

All these holidays, however, only mark the days when the Equity, Equity derivative, and SLB segment will be closed. Also, on October 24, that is, on the occasion of Diwali and Laxmi Pujan the market will remain closed from its usual 9:15 am to 3:30 pm schedule, but there will be a Mahurat trading session that will take place in the evening for which the investors will be notified. Also, in case any new holidays pop up or if any existing ones get canceled then for that, a separate circular will be issued.

Holidays in Commodity Derivative Segment

For the commodity derivative segment, the calendar sees a lot of changes in the holiday schedule. On New Year’s Day which is the 1st of January the market was open for the morning session but closed for the evening session. Next up, on January 26th, Republic Day, the market was closed for both morning and evening sessions. In February again there were no holidays.

On the occasion of Mahashivratri on 1st March and Holi on 18th March, the market remained closed for the morning session but opened for the evening session. In the month of April, you had Ram Navami on the 10th, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti on 14th, and Good Friday on the 15th.

On the 10th and 14th, the market was open for evening sessions and closed for the morning sessions. However, on the 15th the market was totally closed, and no session took place. On 3rd May, on the occasion of Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id), the market was closed for the morning session and open for the evening session. June was again a no-holiday month. Then in July, on the 10th there was Bakri Id because of which in the morning session the market remained closed, and it opened for the evening session.

Let us continue this list of Indian stock market holidays 2022. On August 9 and August 31 you had Muharram and Ganesh Chaturthi respectively and on both these days, the market remained closed for the morning session but opened for the evening session. In October, the dates 5, 24, and 25 are important because they mark Dussehra, Diwali and Laxmi Pujan, and Diwali Balipratipada. On all these days the market will remain closed for the morning session but will open for the evening session.

Lastly, on 19th November on the occasion of Gurunanak Jayanti, the market will remain closed for the morning session and will open for the evening session. Also, on October 24, that is, on the occasion of Diwali and Laxmi Pujan, the market will have a Mahurat trading session for which the investors will be notified. Also, in case of any new holidays pop up or if any existing ones get canceled then for that, a separate circular will be issued.

Holidays in Currency Derivative and Interest Rate Derivative Segment

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For the currency derivative and interest rate derivative segment, the first holiday falls in January on 26th as it is Republic Day. Then in the month of February, you have a holiday on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti on the 19th. In March there were two holidays, one was on the occasion of Mahashivratri and the other on the occasion of Holi. The former fell on March 1, and the latter on March 18.

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April came with five holidays with one being for the Annual bank closing, one for Gudhi Padwa, one for Ram Navami, the rest for Mahavir Jayanti and Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti, and the other on the occasion of Good Friday. The first one took place on April 1st, then the next on April 2nd then April 10th followed by the rest on the 14th and the last one on April 15th.

On the occasion of Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id) on May 3 and on 16th May for Buddha Pournima there were holidays. July’s holiday came to be on the occasion of Bakri Id on July 10. The next month in this list of Indian stock market holidays 2022 is August.

In August there were three holidays. August 9, August 16, and August 31, and all three were holidays on account of Muharram, Parsi New Year, and Ganesh Chaturthi respectively. October holidays include October 5, October 8, October 24, and October 26. These holidays are on account of Dussehra, Id-E-Milad, Diwali and Laxmi Pujan, and Diwali Balipratipada.

On November 19, Gurunanak Jayanti marks the last holiday for this year. Also, on October 24, that is, on the occasion of Diwali and Laxmi Pujan, the market will have a Mahurat trading session for which the investors will be notified. Also, in case of any new holidays pop up or if any existing ones get canceled then for that, a separate circular will be issued.

Holidays in New Debt Segment

For the New Debt Segment which includes reporting, settlement, trading, and tri-party repo, the holidays fell on the following dates. 26th of January, on account of Republic Day. Then in the month of February, you have a holiday on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti on the 19th.

In March there were two holidays, one was on the occasion of Mahashivratri and the other on the occasion of Holi. The former fell on March 1, and the latter on March 18.

April came with five holidays with one being for the Annual bank closing, one for Gudhi Padwa, one for Ram Navami, the rest for Mahavir Jayanti and Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti, and the other on the occasion of Good Friday.

The first one took place on April 1st, then the next on April 2nd then April 10th followed by the rest on the 14th and the last one on April 15th. Let us add further dates to this list of Indian stock market holidays 2022.

On the occasion of Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id) on May 3 and on 16th May for Buddha Pournima there were holidays. July’s holiday came to be on the occasion of Bakri Id on July 10.

In August there were three holidays. August 9, August 16, and August 31, and all three were holidays on account of Muharram, Parsi New Year, and Ganesh Chaturthi respectively. October holidays include October 5, October 8, October 24, and October 26. These holidays are on account of Dussehra, Id-E-Milad, Diwali and Laxmi Pujan, and Diwali Balipratipada.

On November 19, Gurunanak Jayanti marks the last holiday for this year. Also, on October 24, that is, on the occasion of Diwali and Laxmi Pujan, the market will have a Mahurat trading session for which the investors will be notified. Also, in case of any new holidays pop up or if any existing ones get canceled then for that, a separate circular will be issued. Let us now go over NSE holidays 2022 Mumbai.

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NSE Holidays 2022 Mumbai

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For the Equity, Equity derivative, and SLB segment, the holiday days have been shared above which match with BSE dates. Also, on October 24, that is, on the occasion of Diwali and Laxmi Pujan the market will remain closed from its usual 9:15 am to 3:30 pm schedule, but there will be a Mahurat trading session and the capital market trading time on that day would look something like this.

From 17:45 to 18:00 the block deal session will take place. Then next up is the pre-market open session from 18:00 to 18:08. Normal market session will run from 18:15 to 19:15. Simultaneously you will also have a call auction session running from 18:20 to 19:05. The closing session will then end the day after it runs from 19:25 to 19:35.

There will be 5 holidays that fall on a Sunday, which is why they are null and void. They are Ram Navami on 10 April, Maharashtra Day on 1 May, Bakri Id on July 10, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, and Christmas on December 25.

NSE Holidays 2022 Mumbai for the Commodity and Currency Segment

It includes holidays on 26th of January, on account of Republic Day. Then in the month of February, you have a holiday on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti on the 19th. In March there were two holidays, one was on the occasion of Mahashivratri and the other on the occasion of Holi. The former fell on March 1, and the latter on March 18.

April came with five holidays with one being for the Annual bank closing, one for Gudhi Padwa, one for Ram Navami, the rest for Mahavir Jayanti and Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti, and the other on the occasion of Good Friday. The first one took place on April 1st, then the next on April 2nd then April 10th followed by the rest on the 14th and the last one on April 15th.

On the occasion of Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id) on May 3 and on 16th May for Buddha Pournima there were holidays. July’s holiday came to be on the occasion of Bakri Id on July 10. This concludes the holidays of half the year in this list of Indian stock market holidays 2022.

In August there were three holidays. August 9, August 16, and August 31, and all three were holidays on account of Muharram, Parsi New Year, and Ganesh Chaturthi respectively. October holidays include October 5, October 8, October 24, and October 26. These holidays are on account of Dussehra, Id-E-Milad, Diwali and Laxmi Pujan, and Diwali Balipratipada.

On November 19, Gurunanak Jayanti marks the last holiday for this year. New Year’s Day on 1st January, Ram Navami on 10 April, Maharashtra Day on 1 May, Bakri Id on July 10, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, and Christmas on December 25 are holidays that all fall on a weekend.

The first one is the only one to fall on a Saturday and the rest all fall on a Sunday. Also, the market was closed on August 15 for both sessions. On October 24, that is, on the occasion of Diwali and Laxmi Pujan, the market will have a Mahurat trading session in the evening for which the schedule has been mentioned above. This was all about NSE holidays 2022 Mumbai.

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Trading Holidays 2022

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The stock market has various segments, each of which has its own start time and end time. Also, they have their own closed days and open days. There are holidays that are common and holidays that are just there for a certain segment and all of these classifications have been given above. For the equity segment, the market has 13 closed days and five holidays that fall on a weekend.

With other markets, the number of holidays increases in total, and also the number of holidays failing on the weekend increases in total. However, other segments either have two trading sessions in a day or a different system in place which is very different from that of equity markets. However, the one thing in common is the fact that almost all these segments will have a Mahurat session on October 24 on the occasion of Diwali and Laxmi Pujan. So that’s all trading holidays 2022 covered.

There might be changes that can take place in this schedule, there might be additions or cancellations in the allotted holidays, and as per the changes made by Exchange a circular will be issued to notify all the concerned parties.

Every year the number of holidays changes depending on the dates of the festivals which don’t have a fixed date and on the holidays that clash with weekends. It is very important for any trader to stay updated with these dates so that when the time comes they can plan their actions in advance. We hope you enjoyed our list of Indian stock market holidays 2022 and NSE holidays 2022 Mumbai. Plan something interesting during your holidays and have fun!

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