As we prepare to pull the curtain over 2020, there are too many expectations from 2021. In the stock market, we can expect lots of action to take place. The stock market has made sincere efforts for recovery after experiencing a setback during the initial months, especially during the second half of the year. SENSEX set new record highs where the IPO segment made a strong turnaround. One can hope the robust trend will continue in the next year. The news of COVID-19 vaccine discovery will give the tailwind to the market it needs. Overall, 2021 looks like a good year to begin one’s investor’s journey.
Share Market Holidays In 2021
The Indian bourses remain operative in most days of the year, except Saturdays and Sundays, which are weekly off days, and on few national and religious holidays. There are twelve days of national importance, including religious occasions, when the stock market remains closed. Investors plan their trades around these days to avoid any untoward implications. New investors must take note of share market holidays and refrain from buying and selling around these days.
In 2021, the share market will remain closed on a few calendar holidays, when no trading will occur. We are presenting the following list of share market holidays in 2021, which you can keep handy while planning your investment.
In 2021, the stock market will have 14 trading holidays, including five extended weekends because the holidays are falling either on Friday or Monday.
Share market holidays in 2021 for the equity market
|Republic Day||January 26, 2021 (Tuesday)|
|Mahashivratri||March 11, 2021 (Thursday)|
|Holi||March 29, 2021 (Monday)|
|Good Friday||April 02, 2021 (Friday)|
|Ambedkar Jayanti||April 14, 2021 (Wednesday)|
|Ram Navami||April 21, 2021 (Wednesday)|
|Id-Ul-Fitr or Ramzan Id||May 13, 2021 (Thursday)|
|Bakri Id||July 21, 2021 (Wednesday)|
|Muharram||August 19, 2021 (Thursday)|
|Ganesh Chaturthi||September 10, 2021 (Friday)|
|Dussehra||October 15, 2021 (Friday)|
|Diwali||November 4 & 5, 2021 (Thursday & Friday)|
|Gurunanak Jayanti||November 19, 2021 (Friday)|
Trading holidays in the commodity derivative segment in 2021
The derivative market operates in two sessions. On some holidays the day session remains closed but the evening session remains open. On other events, both sessions remain closed. If you are a new investor, planning your strategy around the holidays will help you trade better.
|Event||Date||Day Session (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)||Evening Session (5:00 pm to 11:30 pm)|
|New Year Day||January 01, 2021||Open||Remains Closed|
|Republic Day||January 26, 2021||Remains Closed||Remains Closed|
|Mahashivratri||March 11, 2021||Remains Closed||Open|
|Holi||March 29, 2021||Remains Closed||Open|
|Good Friday||April 02, 2021||Remains Closed||Remains Closed|
|Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti||April 14, 2021||Remains Closed||Open|
|Ram Navami||April 21, 2021||Remains Closed||Open|
|Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id)||May 13, 2021||Remains Closed||Open|
|Bakri Id||July 21, 2021||Remains Closed||Open|
|Muharram||August 19, 2021||Remains Closed||Open|
|Ganesh Chaturthi||September 10, 2021||Remains Closed||Open|
|Dussehra||October 15, 2021||Remains Closed||Open|
|Diwali||November 04 & 05, 2021||Remains Closed||Open|
|Gurunanak Jayanti||November 19, 2021||Remains Closed||Open|