National Stock Exchange Trading Holidays [NSE] 2020


NSE Holidays: The list of National Stock Exchange holidays for 2020 includes the national holidays and the regional public holidays in India. These Trading Holidays are most important for traders those willing to trade financial instruments through NSE.

National Stock Exchange Holidays

NSE has five working days in a week, i.e., Monday to Friday. The national stock exchange remains closed on all Saturdays. While the exchange starts its operations at 9:15 am, closes at 3:30 pm on business days. This NSE Holidays list will help you plan and calendar the services offered by NSE.


If you are trading on other exchanges like BSE or MCX than you must read the following:


Here is the list of NSE Holidays for the year 2020.

NSE Holidays 2020

Sr. No.DateDayDescription
121 Feb 2020FridayMahashivratri
210 Mar 2020TuesdayHoli
302 Apr 2020ThursdayRam Navami
406 Apr 2020MondayMahavir Jayanti
510 Apr 2020FridayGood Friday
614 Apr 2020TuesdayDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti
701 May 2020FridayMaharashtra Day / May Day
825 May 2020MondayId-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id)
902 Oct 2020FridayMahatama Gandhi Jayanti
1016 Nov 2020MondayDiwali (Balipratipada)
1130 Nov 2020MondayGuru Nanak Jayanti
1225 Dec 2020Friday Christmas

National Stock Exchange Holidays 2020 on Saturday / Sunday

Sr. No.DateDayDescription
126 Jan 2020SundayRepublic Day
201 Aug 2020SaturdayBakri Id
315 Aug 2020SaturdayIndependence Day
422 Aug 2020SaturdayGanesh Chaturthi
530 Aug 2020SaturdayMoharram
625 Oct 2020SundayDassehra
714 Nov 2020SaturdayDiwali-Laxmi Pujan*

*Muhurat Trading will be conducted on Sunday, 14 Nov 2020 on the occasion of Diwali. Timings of Market Muhurat Trading shall be notified subsequently by the National Stock Exchange in advance for this Trading Holidays NSE.

Read more to find BSE Holidays 2020.


NSE Holidays List 2019

Sr. No.DateDayDescription
104 Mar 2019MondayMahashivratri
221 Mar 2019ThrusdayHoli
317 Apr 2019WednesdayMahavir Jayanti
419 Apr 2019FridayGood Friday
501 May 2018WednesdayMaharashtra Day
605 Jun 2019WednesdayId-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id)
712 Aug 2019MondayBakri Id
815 Aut 2018ThursdayIndependence Day
902 Sep 2019MondayGanesh Chaturthi
1010 Sep 2019TuesdayMoharram
1102 Oct 2019WednesdayMahatama Gandhi jayanti
1208 Oct 2019TuesdayDassehra
1328 Oct 2019MondayDiwali – Laxmi Pujan*
1408 Nov 2018ThursdayDiwali – Baliparatipada
1512 Nov 2019TuesdayGurunanak jayanti
1625 Dec 2019WednesdayChristmas

The National Stock Exchange holidays falling on Saturday / Sunday 2019

Sr. No.DateDayDescription
126 Jan 2019SaturdayRepublic Day
213 Apr 2019SaturdayRam Navami
314 Apr 2019SundayDr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti
427 Oct 2019SundayDiwali * (Laxmi Pujan)

*Muhurat Trading will be conducted on Sunday, 27 Oct 2019 on the occasion of Diwali. Timings of Market for Muhurat Trading shall be notified subsequently for this Trading Holidays 2020.


NSE Market Timings

Trading on the equities segment takes place on all days of the week (except Saturdays and Sundays and holidays declared by the National Stock Exchange in advance). The market timings of the equities segment are:

Pre-open Timings to Trade Equities on NSE

  • Order entry & modification Open : 09:00 hrs
  • Order entry & modification Close : 09:08 hrs*

Note: With random closure in the last minute. Pre-open order matching starts immediately after the close of pre-open order entry.

Regular trading Timings to Trade Equities on NSE

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

Block Deal Session Timings:

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

The Closing Session is held between 15.40 hrs and 16.00 hrs

Note: The Exchange may, however, close the market on days other than the above schedule holidays or may open the market on days originally declared as holidays as per requirements. The Exchange may also extend, advance, or reduce market trading hours when it deems fit and necessary.

Source: National Stock Exchange


National Stock Exchange

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is an Indian stock exchange situated in Mumbai. NSE is the first stock exchange to introduce the computerized trading system in India. In the year 1994, the exchange started its operations in the country. World Federation of Exchanges recognized NSE, as the largest stock exchange in terms of yearly equity trading turnover.

The National Stock Exchange provides a fully integrated digital trading module consisting of data feed offerings, technology-oriented services, settlement and clearing services, online trading services, services for financial literacy, etc.

Product lines of NSE

NSE offers a huge amount of products. To make it simple, the products offered by NSE can be clubbed into 4 categories. They consist of Capital Markets, Trackers, Debt Instruments and Derivatives.

  1. The derivatives segment of NSE consists of stock derivatives, currency derivatives and NSE bond futures.
  2. The products, those are traded in the capital market via NSE include Stocks, Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Offer for Sale and Indices.
  3. Debts segment consists of Corporate Bonds and NSE EBP.
  4. The Trackers segment of NSE consists of Bank Nifty, India VIX and Overseas Indices.

NSE Holidays FAQs

Is Indian Stock Market Open Today?

The Indian Stock Market remains closed on all Saturdays and Sundays except Muhurat Trading on Diwali. While the exchange starts its operations at 9:15 am, closes at 3:30 pm on business days.

What time NSE Market Closed?

The national stock exchange starts its operations at 9:15 am, closes at 3:30 pm on business days. The exchange remains closed on all Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Is Stock Market Open on Diwali?

The Stock Market (NSE and BSE) conduct Muhurat Trading Session on the auspicious occasion of Diwali that is held between 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm.

Is Market closed on Saturday?

Yes, the Stock Market remains closed on all Saturdays. It only opens for Muhurat Trading on Diwali, if it falls on Saturday.

How many days a week is Market open?

The Stock Market and both the Stock Exchanges(i.e. NSE & BSE) remain open for Five Days a week from Monday to Friday.

What time is Muhurat Trading?

Muhurat trading used on conduct on the auspicious occasion of Diwali every year. Muhurat Trading on Diwali will be conducted between 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm in 2020.

What is NSE Pre Opening Session?

Pre-open Timings to Trade Equities on NSE are – Order entry/modification Opens at 09:00 hrs and Order entry/modification Closes at 09:08 hrs*.

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