BSE Holidays 2024

Stay informed about the Bombay Stock Exchange’s holidays in 2024.
BSE Holidays 2024
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About Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) stands as one of the oldest and most prominent stock exchanges in India, tracing its origins back to the mid-19th century. With its headquarters located in Mumbai, the BSE has garnered global recognition for its robust infrastructure, transparent trading mechanisms, and diverse array of listed companies.

As a dynamic marketplace where investors, traders, and corporates converge, the BSE operates on designated trading days throughout the year, punctuated by intervals of holidays. These holidays, spanning various occasions and festivals, not only reflect the cultural diversity of India but also impact the rhythm of trading activities on the exchange. In 2024, understanding the schedule of BSE holidays becomes imperative for stakeholders looking to plan their investment strategies and navigate the fluctuations of the financial markets effectively.

Trading holidays for 2024 – Equity segment, equity derivative segment and SLB segment

Sr. No.

National holiday name




Republic Day

January 26,2024




March 08,2024




March 25,2024



Good Friday

March 29,2024



Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id)

April 11,2024



Ram Navami

April 17, 2024



Maharashtra Day

May 01,2024



Bakri Id

June 17,2024




July 17,2024



Independence Day

August 15,2024



Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

October 02,2024



Diwali * Laxmi Pujan

November 01,2024



Gurunanak Jayanti

November 15,2024




December 25,2024


Trading timings in BSE

Let us delve into the trading timings of the BSE:

1. Pre-open timings:

  • The pre-opening session occurs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. before the regular trading hours.
  • During this time, investors can place orders for buying or selling securities.
  • The pre-opening session is further divided into three segments:
    • 9:00 a.m. – 9:08 a.m.: Investors can place orders during this period. These orders receive priority when actual trading begins.
    • 9:08 a.m. – 9:12 a.m.: Price determination for securities takes place during this segment. Matching orders ensure accurate transactions.
    • 9:12 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: A transition period between pre-opening and regular trading. No additional orders can be placed during this time.

2. Regular trading timings:

  • The primary trading session lasts from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Transactions during this time follow a bilateral order matching system, where prices are determined by demand and supply forces.
  • Market fluctuations occur due to this system, impacting security prices.

3. Timings of block deal session:

  • Block deals refer to large transactions of shares between institutional investors.
  • Morning window: This window shall operate between 08:45 AM to 09:00 AM.
  • Afternoon window: This window shall operate between 02:05 PM to 2:20 PM.
  • During this session, block deals are executed at negotiated prices.

Remember that these timings are set in Indian standard time (IST) and apply to both the BSE and the National Stock Exchange (NSE).

Trading holidays falling on Saturday/ Sunday - BSE

Sr. No.

National holiday name




Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti

April 14



Shri Mahavir Jayanti

April 21



Ganesh Chaturthi

September 07




October 12




November 02


Muhurat trading on BSE

In 2024, Muhurat trading on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) will take place on November 1, 2024, which falls on a Friday. During this special session, the BSE will open for one hour of trading, known as the Muhurat trading, to mark the occasion of Diwali – Laxmi Pujan.

Investors can participate in this auspicious trading window to celebrate the festival of lights and make investment decisions.


In summary, these holidays affect how the Bombay Stock Exchange works, changing how much trading happens and how people feel about the market. For investors and traders, knowing about these holidays is important for making smart decisions and dealing with risks. By keeping track of when holidays are and how they might affect the market, people can make better choices when dealing with India's financial markets.


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Frequently asked questions

Does the BSE operate on Saturdays and Sundays?

No, the BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) does not operate on Saturdays and Sundays. It remains closed on weekends.

What are the regular BSE trading hours?

The regular trading hours for BSE are from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Which month in the year 2024 has maximum BSE trading holidays?

In 2024, the month with the maximum BSE trading holidays is April, which includes festivals like Holi, Good Friday, and Ram Navami.

Can the BSE change the declared holidays?

The BSE can modify declared holidays based on regulatory decisions or unforeseen circumstances, but such changes are infrequent.

Are the timings different for different trading instruments in BSE trading?

No, the trading hours are the same for all instruments (equity, derivatives, and commodities) on BSE.

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