Indian Stock Market Holidays 2018

stock market holiday 2018

Stock market holidays 2018 is important for every investor and trader in stock market. The stock market is one of the most popular investment avenues. In fact, the number of investors in the stock market is increasing at a rapid pace. Furthermore, after demonetisation the flow of funds in the stock market and mutual funds have grown manifold. Thus, every trader and investor must know the market timing and holidays in 2018.


In this article, we shall see the Indian stock market holidays in 2018

List of Trading Holidays for 2018

SI.NO. Holidays Date Day
1 Republic Day January 26, 2018 Friday
2 Mahashivratri February 13, 2018 Tuesday
3 Holi March 02, 2018 Friday
4 MahavirJayanti March 29,2018 Thursday
5 Good Friday March 30,2018 Friday
6 Maharashtra Day May 01,2018 Tuesday
7 Independence Day August 15,2018 Wednesday
8 Bakri Id August 22,2018 Wednesday
9 Ganesh Chaturthi September 13,2018 Thursday
10 Muharram September 20,2018 Thursday
11 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti October 02,2018 Tuesday
12 Dussehra October 18,2018 Thursday
13 Diwali  LaxmiPujan* November 07,2018 Wednesday
14 Diwali Balipratipada November 08,2018 Thursday
15 Gurunanak Jayanti November 23,2018 Friday
16 Christmas December 25,2018 Tuesday


Note: The muhurat trading for Diwali Laxmi Pujan shall be held on Wednesday, November 07, 2018. Timings of muhurat trading shall be notified by the exchange at a later date.


Apart from the BSE and NSE holidays in 2018, it is important to know the timings of the stock market as well. Therefore, let us see the stock market timings.

Indian Stock Timing

The stock market timings can be divided into three sessions.

  • Pre-Opening Session

The pre-market opening session is from 9.00 a.m. to 9.15 a.m. The session lasts for 15 minutes. In fact, during the pre-opening session, the investors can place or modify the orders. In addition, the pre-market session controls the volatility and ensures smooth normal market session.


  • Normal Market Session

The normal market session lasts from 9.15 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. In addition, the weighted average price of a stock between 3 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. is its closing price.


  • Post-Closing Session

The post-closing session starts from 3.40 p.m. and ends at 4.00 p.m. Furthermore, during this session purchase and sale of shares take place at the closing price of the stocks.


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Also Read – World Stock Market Timings as per Indian Time


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