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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.Mahashivratri4th march
2.Holi21st march
3.Mahavir Jayanti17th April
4.Good Friday19th April
5.Lok Sabha elections29th April
6.Mayday1st May
7.Eid-ul-Fitr5th June
8.Bakr- Eid12th august
9.Independence Day15th august
10.Ganesh Chaturthi2nd September
11.Muharram10th September
12.Gandhi Jayanti2nd October
13.Dusshera8th October
14.General Assembly elections in Maharashtra21st October
15.Diwali28th October
16.Guru Nanak Jayanti12th November
17.Christmas25th December

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

S. No.Occasion Date
1.Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti19th February
2.Mahashivratri4th march
3.Holi21st march
4.Annual Bank closing1st April
5.Mahavir Jayanti17th April
6.Good Friday19th April
7.Lok Sabha elections29th April
8.Mayday1st May
9.Eid-ul-Fitr5th June
10.Bakr- Eid12th august
11.Independence Day15th august
12.Ganesh Chaturthi2nd September
13.Muharram10th September
14.Gandhi Jayanti2nd October
15.Dusshera8th October
16.General Assembly elections in Maharashtra21st October
17.Diwali28th October
18.Guru Nanak Jayanti12th November
19.Christmas25th 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 Jayanti19th February
2.Mahashivratri4th march
3.Holi21st march
4.Annual Bank closing1st April
5.Mahavir Jayanti17th April
6.Good Friday19th April
7.Lok Sabha elections29th April
8.Mayday1st May
9.Eid-ul-Fitr5th June
10.Bakr- Eid12th august
11.Independence Day15th august
12.Ganesh Chaturthi2nd September
13.Muharram10th September
14.Gandhi Jayanti2nd October
15.Dusshera8th October
16.General Assembly elections in Maharashtra21st October
17.Diwali28th October
18.Guru Nanak Jayanti12th November
19.Christmas25th December

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

S. No.Occasion DateMorning Session 

(9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.)

Evening session

(5.00 p.m. – 11.30 p.m.)

1.New Year’s day1st JanuaryOpenClosed
2.Mahashivratri4th marchClosedOpen
3.Holi21st marchClosedOpen
4.Mahavir Jayanti17th AprilClosedOpen
5.Good Friday19th AprilClosedClosed
6.Lok Sabha elections29th AprilClosedClosed
7.Maharashtra Day1st MayClosedOpen
8.Eid-ul-Fitr5th JuneClosedOpen
9.Bakr- Eid12th augustClosedOpen
10.Independence Day15th augustClosedClosed
11.Ganesh Chaturthi2nd SeptemberClosedOpen
12.Muharram10th SeptemberClosedOpen
13.Gandhi Jayanti2nd OctoberClosedClosed
14.Dusshera8th OctoberClosedOpen
15.General Assembly elections in Maharashtra21st OctoberClosedOpen
16.Diwali28th OctoberClosedOpen
17.Guru Nanak Jayanti12th NovemberClosedOpen
18.Christmas25th DecemberClosedClosed

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.

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