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National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange list of holidays for the Year 2016

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Date Day Holiday Description
1 26-Jan-2016 Tuesday Republic Day
2 07-Mar-2016 Monday Mahashivratri
3 24-Mar-2016 Thursday Holi
4 25-Mar-2016 Friday Good Friday
5 14-Apr-2016 Thursday Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti
6 15-Apr-2016 Friday Ram Navami
7 19-Apr-2016 Tuesday Mahavir Jayanti
8 06-Jul-2016 Wednesday Id-uI-Fitar (Ramzan ID)
9 15-Aug-2016 Monday Independence Day
10 05-Sep-2016 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
11 13-Sep-2016 Tuesday Bakri ID
12 11-Oct-2016 Tuesday Dasera
13 12-Oct-2016 Wednesday Moharram
14 31-Oct-2016 Monday Diwali-Balipratipada
15 14-Nov-2016 Monday Gurunanak Jayanti


The holidays falling on Saturday / Sunday are as follows:

Date Day Holiday Description
1 01-May-2016 Sunday Maharashtra Day
2 02-Oct-2016 Sunday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
3 30-Oct-2016 Sunday Diwali-Laxmi Pujan*
4 25-Dec-2016 Sunday Christmas

Market Timings

Trading on the equities segment takes place on all days of the week (except Saturdays and Sundays and holidays declared by the Exchange in advance). The market timings of the equities segment are:

A) Pre-open session
Order entry & modification Open : 09:00 hrs
Order entry & modification Close : 09:08 hrs*
*with random closure in last one minute. Pre-open order matching starts immediately after close of pre-open order entry.

B) Regular trading session
Normal / Retail Debt / Limited Physical Market Open : 09:15 hrs
Normal / Retail Debt / Limited Physical Market Close : 15:30 hrs

Block deal session is held between 09:15 hrs and 09:50 hrs

C) The Closing Session is held between 15.40 hrs and 16.00 hrs

Note: The Exchange may however close the market on days other than the above schedule holidays or may open the market on days originally declared as holidays. The Exchange may also extend, advance or reduce trading hours when its deems fit and necessary.

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