BSE Holidays

Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE) Holiday List 2019

Bombay stock exchange is one of the premier stock exchanges operating in India, listing more than 6000 companies. It is the oldest stock exchange established in the continent of Asia, and presently has a market capitalisation value of approximately US$ 2.2 trillion dollars.

BSE plays an important role in regulating and managing the financial markets of India, channelling idle resources into the economic growth of the country.

Trade in BSE occurs from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. on weekdays, while Saturday-Sunday is observed as BSE holidays. Apart from the weekends, several national holidays having cultural and religious significance are also considered as BSE trading holidays.

Separate BSE holiday list 2019 has been published by this stock exchange based on trading sectors. Trading and clearing holidays have been segregated as well, wherein trading holidays constitute no transactions in Bombay stock exchange.

On days of clearing BSE holidays, on the other hand, purchase and sale of securities take place, but financial transfers of resources from investors to companies are postponed as banks remain non-functional on these days.

BSE holidays 2019 for any trade regarding equity transactions (equity securities, equity derivatives, stock lending and borrowing) are observed on the following days:

S. No. Occasion  Date
1. Mahashivratri 4th march
2. Holi 21st march
3. Mahavir Jayanti 17th April
4. Good Friday 19th April
5. Lok Sabha elections 29th April
6. Mayday 1st May
7. Eid-ul-Fitr 5th June
8. Bakr- Eid 12th august
9. Independence Day 15th august
10. Ganesh Chaturthi 2nd September
11. Muharram 10th September
12. Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October
13. Dusshera 8th October
14. General Assembly elections in Maharashtra 21st October
15. Diwali 28th October
16. Guru Nanak Jayanti 12th November
17. Christmas 25th December

BSE holiday calendar for currency transactions can be demonstrated through the following table:

S. No. Occasion  Date
1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti 19th February
2. Mahashivratri 4th march
3. Holi 21st march
4. Annual Bank closing 1st April
5. Mahavir Jayanti 17th April
6. Good Friday 19th April
7. Lok Sabha elections 29th April
8. Mayday 1st May
9. Eid-ul-Fitr 5th June
10. Bakr- Eid 12th august
11. Independence Day 15th august
12. Ganesh Chaturthi 2nd September
13. Muharram 10th September
14. Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October
15. Dusshera 8th October
16. General Assembly elections in Maharashtra 21st October
17. Diwali 28th October
18. Guru Nanak Jayanti 12th November
19. Christmas 25th December

For investors looking to undertake transactions in debt securities, the following BSE holidays 2019 should be kept in mind:

S. No. Occasion  Date
1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti 19th February
2. Mahashivratri 4th march
3. Holi 21st march
4. Annual Bank closing 1st April
5. Mahavir Jayanti 17th April
6. Good Friday 19th April
7. Lok Sabha elections 29th April
8. Mayday 1st May
9. Eid-ul-Fitr 5th June
10. Bakr- Eid 12th august
11. Independence Day 15th august
12. Ganesh Chaturthi 2nd September
13. Muharram 10th September
14. Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October
15. Dusshera 8th October
16. General Assembly elections in Maharashtra 21st October
17. Diwali 28th October
18. Guru Nanak Jayanti 12th November
19. Christmas 25th December

For the commodity derivatives market, provisions for BSE trading holidays are met on the following days:

S. No. Occasion  Date Morning Session 

(9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.)

Evening session

(5.00 p.m. – 11.30 p.m.)

1. New Year’s day 1st January Open Closed
2. Mahashivratri 4th march Closed Open
3. Holi 21st march Closed Open
4. Mahavir Jayanti 17th April Closed Open
5. Good Friday 19th April Closed Closed
6. Lok Sabha elections 29th April Closed Closed
7. Maharashtra Day 1st May Closed Open
8. Eid-ul-Fitr 5th June Closed Open
9. Bakr- Eid 12th august Closed Open
10. Independence Day 15th august Closed Closed
11. Ganesh Chaturthi 2nd September Closed Open
12. Muharram 10th September Closed Open
13. Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October Closed Closed
14. Dusshera 8th October Closed Open
15. General Assembly elections in Maharashtra 21st October Closed Open
16. Diwali 28th October Closed Open
17. Guru Nanak Jayanti 12th November Closed Open
18. Christmas 25th December Closed Closed

It should be noted that transactions of agricultural commodities can only be performed from 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. while standard items such as crude oil, metal, and gold bullion can be undertaken during evening session as well, from 5.00 p.m. 11.30 p.m.

Muhurat trading is practised on the day of Diwali (28th October 2019) in equity, currency, and commodity derivatives market from 5.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. as a way of honouring Goddess Lakshmi.

It has been observed that BSE Sensex (benchmark index of Bombay stock exchange) closes at a higher value on Diwali, as individuals consider it auspicious to undertake some form of investment venture on this auspicious day.