Stock Exchange Trading Holidays

Updated BSE and NSE Trading Holidays List for 2020

The NSE and BSE announced the list of trading holidays for the calendar year 2020.

2020 Trading Holiday List

The trading holiday list in 2020 for equity trading at the NSE (National Stock Exchange) and BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) is the same.

Trading holidays on a weekday

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Trading holidays on a weekend

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* Muhurat Trading is conducted.

What is muhurat trading?

The Muhurat trading timing is made known later by the exchanges a few days before Diwali.

Muhurat Trading happens every year on Diwali day at the NSE and BSE.

In 2019, the muhurat trading window opened at 6:15 p.m. and closed at 7:15 p.m. There was also a 15 minute pre-opening session which started at 6:00 pm. This helps reduce stock price volatility when the markets open.

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OK, tell me a little bit about BSE and NSE. Just the top facts.

About BSE

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is Asia’s oldest stock exchange and the 10th largest stock exchange in the world.

The Mumbai-based exchange has an overall market capitalization of ₹1,54,81,921 crores or $2.2 trillion.

The BSE is Asia's oldest stock exchange and has trading holidays for 2020
The BSE is Asia’s oldest stock exchange

Let’s understand a couple more fact.

The BSE’s genesis dates back to 1855 when a dozen or so stockbrokers would gather around some banyan trees and conduct their business.

The year 1986 marks the launch of the BSE Sensex index. Over time, BSE opened its derivatives , futures and options market.

About NSE

The National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) establishes in 1992. It is the leading stock exchange in India. The NSE was responsible for ushering India into a modern electronic trading system.

The NSE is the world's 11th largest stock exchange and has trading holidays for 2020
The NSE is the world’s 11th largest stock exchange

Companies listed on the NSE have a market capitalization of over $2.1 trillion making it the 11th largest stock exchange in the world.


The flagship index, NIFTY50, is a favourite among investors. It is the defacto barometer of the Indian capital markets. In 1996, the Nifty 50 index was launched.

The NSE was setup with the objective of bringing transparency in the stock markets. Trading membership is open for anyone with qualification, experience and meets the financial requirements. NSE has a comprehensive and strong risk management system.

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