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India is a culturally diverse country and many festivals are celebrated here. Apart from holidays for festivals, there are national holidays and public holidays. Exchanges are open on all weekdays and remain closed on Saturdays, Sundays and a few other holidays. In this article, we take a look at the Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX) holidays for 2022. Keep Reading to find out!

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Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX)

The Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX)  is India’s first listed exchange and it operates under the regulatory framework of SEBI (The Securities and Exchange Board of India). It provides secure and transparent trade mechanisms for trading in agricultural commodities (pulses, grains, edible oils, etc.), energy (natural gas, crude oil, etc.), base metals (aluminium, copper, steel, etc.), precious metals (gold, silver, etc.).  It provides a comprehensive platform for online trading, settlement, risk control and clearing of commodity derivative trades.

It works in two sessions per day, i.e., the morning session and the evening session. The morning session is between 10:00 a.m. and 05:00 p.m. and the evening session is between 05:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. during summer and between 05:00 p.m. and 11:55 p.m. during winter.

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MCX Holidays in India for 2022

The MCX has announced the list of trading holidays for this year. It is closed on certain public holidays and on a few state-specific holidays, apart from national holidays. Since MCX is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra Day is an MCX holiday. There are 19 MCX holidays this year, out of which 13 are on weekdays and 6 are on weekends. 

Here is a list of MCX Holidays in India for the year 2022

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Holiday

DateDayMorning Session

Evening Session
Republic Day

January 26, 2022

WednesdayClosed Closed
MahashivratriMarch 01, 2022TuesdayClosed Open
Holi (2nd day) March 18, 2022FridayClosed Open
Mahavir Jayanti / Ambedkar Jayanti

April 14, 2022ThursdayClosedOpen
Good Friday

April 15, 2022FridayClosedClosed
Ramzan Id (Id-Ul-Fitr)

May 03, 2022

TuesdayClosedOpen
MoharramAugust 09, 2022TuesdayClosedOpen
Independence DayAugust 15, 2022MondayClosedClosed
Ganesh ChaturthiAugust 31, 2022WednesdayClosedOpen
Dassera

October 05, 2022WednesdayClosedOpen
Diwali- Lakshmi Pujan*

October 24, 2022

MondayClosedOpen*
Diwali Balipratipada

October 26, 2022WednesdayClosedOpen
Gurunanak JayantiNovember 08, 2022

TuesdayClosedOpen
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New Year Day

January 01, 2022

Saturday

Ram Navami

April 10, 2022

Sunday
Maharashtra Day

May 01, 2022Sunday
Bakri Id

July 10, 2022Sunday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

October 02, 2022Sunday
ChristmasDecember 25, 2022Sunday

*Note: Muhurat Trading will be held on 24th October 2022, Monday. The exchanges are yet to notify the time.

In Closing

Why should you make a note of MCX Holidays in India, 2022? Making a list of MCX holidays will help you to plan trading activities in advance. They differ from bank holidays and on MCX holidays, investors cannot place a new order or close an existing order. Trading involves risk and things are better when they are planned for. That’s all for this post. Happy Trading!

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