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Indian Stock Market Holiday Calendar for 2022

  • Rudri Rawell
  • Mar 25 2022
  • 4 minutes
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Every year, the key Indian stock exchanges, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) publish a list of holidays when the stock markets will remain closed for trading. 

As per the holiday calendar posted on the stock exchange websites, 2022 will see 13 trade holidays in all. Apart from Saturdays and Sundays, no trading will take place on these days in 2022. On any trading holiday, no trade can take place in the equity segment, equity derivative segment, and also SLB.

For the reference of investors and traders, here is the Indian stock market holiday calendar for 2022. This list includes holidays except for Saturdays and Sundays, which are considered as default trade holidays. 

List of stock market holidays 2022

Holidays in 2022DateDay
Republic DayJanuary 26Wednesday
MahashivratriMarch 01Tuesday
HoliMarch 18Friday
Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti/ Mahavir JayantiApril 14Thursday
Good FridayApril 15Friday
Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan ID)May 03Tuesday
MoharramAugust 09Tuesday
Independence DayAugust 15Monday
Ganesh ChaturthiAugust 31Wednesday
DussehraOctober 05Wednesday
Diwali-Laxmi PujanOctober 24Monday
Diwali-BalipratipadaOctober 26Wednesday
Gurunanak JayantiNovember 08Tuesday

List of stock market holidays 2022 – failing on Saturdays and Sundays

Holiday in 2022DateDay
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj JayantiFebruary 19Saturday
Gudhi PadwaApril 02Saturday
Ram NavamiApril 10Sunday
Maharashtra DayMay 01Sunday
Bakri IdJuly 10Sunday
Mahatma Gandhi JayantiOctober 02Sunday
ChristmasDecember 25Sunday

List of settlement holidays – equity and F&O

Holidays in 2022DateDay
Republic DayJanuary 26Wednesday
MahashivratriMarch 01Tuesday
HoliMarch 18Friday
Annual Bank ClosingApril 01Friday
Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti/Mahavir JayantiApril 14Thursday
Good FridayApril 15Friday
Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan ID)May 03Tuesday
Buddha PournimaMay 16Monday
MoharramAugust 09Tuesday
Independence DayAugust 15Monday
Parsi New YearAugust 16Tuesday
Ganesh ChaturthiAugust 31Wednesday
DussehraOctober 05Wednesday
Diwali-Laxmi Pujan*October 24Monday
Diwali-BalipratipadaOctober 26Wednesday
Gurunanak JayantiNovember 08Tuesday

Important points to note regarding market holidays

Muhurat trading is scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2022, which is the Diwali Laxmi Pujan day. The stock exchanges communicate the specific timings for Muhurat Trading as the date comes close. Investors and traders must note that trading holidays are not the same as clearing holidays. On trading holidays, the market remains closed and trading cannot be done. On settlement holidays, the banks remain closed, however; the markets are open. Therefore, trading can be done but the settlement of trades cannot take place on these days.

Conclusion

In any given year, the stock exchanges can amend any of the holidays mentioned in the holiday list. Any changes to the holiday calendar are notified in advance to market participants via a circular. Every year, the stock exchanges conduct Muhurat trading, the timings of which are announced through additional notifications.

FAQs

How to trade in stock markets?

To trade or invest in stock markets, you can download the Finity app on your smartphone. The app allows a seamless online KYC process along with easy Demat and trading account opening for trading in stock markets.

Can I buy or sell stocks on weekends?

Some broking platforms allow the placing of orders to buy or sell on weekends. However, the trade is executed only once the market is functional on a trading day. It is important to note that the price for such transactions is determined by the market once the trading begins on trading days.

Do Indian stock markets follow international holidays?

No, Indian stock markets primarily follow the Indian holiday calendar and not specific international holidays.

Do all stock exchanges follow the same list of holidays?

While most stock exchanges follow the same set of holidays, some of the holidays may differ across stock exchanges. For stock-exchange specific holidays, one can visit the stock exchange website.

Can I contact my broker on a stock market holiday?

Many brokers offer customer care services 24/7. Hence, you can contact your broker if such services are available. Else, it is best to contact brokers on trading or working days depending on their working hours.

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