The Indian stock exchanges remain shut on public holidays.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) remain open from Monday to Friday only and are shut on Saturdays and Sundays, except for any special trading sessions as announced by these exchanges.

On festivals such as Diwali, market participants participate in Muhurat Trading. The stock markets are open for a short period of time on this particular day for select segments.

Please find below the list of stock market holidays for the year 2024.

Sr. No Holidays Date Day
1 Republic Day January 26,2024 Friday
2 Mahashivratri March 08,2024 Friday
3 Holi March 25,2024 Monday
4 Good Friday March 29,2024 Friday
5 Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramadan Eid) April 11,2024 Thursday
6 Shri Ram Navmi April 17,2024 Wednesday
7 Maharashtra Day May 01,2024 Wednesday
8 Bakri Id June 17,2024 Monday
9 Moharram July 17,2024 Wednesday
10 Independence Day August 15,2024 Thursday
11 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti October 02,2024 Wednesday
12 Diwali Laxmi Pujan November 01,2024 Friday
13 Gurunanak Jayanti November 15,2024 Friday
14 Christmas December 25,2024 Wednesday

The list of holidays observed by the stock exchanges will help traders and investors to know the days when they will not be able to invest or trade on the exchanges.

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  • 9 out of 10 individual traders in equity Futures and Options Segment, incurred net losses.
  • On an average, loss makers registered net trading loss close to ₹ 50,000.
  • Over and above the net trading losses incurred, loss makers expended an additional 28% of net trading losses as transaction costs.
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1. SEBI study dated January 25, 2023 on “Analysis of Profit and Loss of Individual Traders dealing in equity Futures and Options (F&O) Segment”, wherein Aggregate Level findings are based on annual Profit/Loss incurred by individual traders in equity F&O during FY 2021-22.