Stock market holidays: BSE, NSE to remain shut for these 3 days in April

Stock markets will remain shut for three days in the month of April on account of public holidays. Exchanges will not function on April 4 for Mahavir Jayanti, April 7 for Good Friday, and April 14 due to Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti.

According to the BSE calendar, the equity segment, derivative segment, and SLB segment will be closed on these days.

Further, the multi-commodity exchange will also be closed for the morning session, and trading will resume at 5 pm on April 4 and 14 for the evening session. For April 7, the exchange will be shut completely for trading.

In the entire calendar year, the market has 15 annual holidays in 2023, two more than last year. Three of these holidays were covered in the first three months of the year on January 26, March 7 and March 20 for Republic Day, Holi and Ram Navami.

In May, market will be closed on May 1 to observe Maharashtra Day.

On June 28, there will be a trading holiday for Bakri-Id.

Then with no break in July, the markets will observe a holiday on the occasion of Independence Day on August 15. Post that on September 19, markets will be shut for Ganesha Chaturthi.Thereafter in October, there are two holidays, one on October 2 for Gandhi Jayanti and the other on October 24 for Dussehra.

In November, Muhurat trading will be held on November 12 to celebrate the auspicious Diwali-Laxmi Pujan. Later, on November 14, the markets will be shut for Diwali Balipratipada. Then, on November 27, the markets will be closed to observe Gurunanak Jayanti.

Thereafter, the last holiday for the year 2023 will be Christmas on December 25.

Also, there are a few holidays that shall fall on Saturday or Sunday for Mahashivratri, Eid-ul-Fitr, Moharram and Diwali.

The exchange may alter/change any of the above holidays, for which a separate circular shall be issued in advance, said the BSE website.