List of MCX Market Holidays in 2021

List of MCX Market Holidays in 2021

What are the official MCX holidays in 2021? What are the different timings of the MCX in a given day for various commodities? When does the MCX work?

The Multi Commodity Exchange as the name suggests is the exchange for different commodities like Gold, Silver, Copper, Zinc, Crude Oil, Cotton etc. in India. These terms becomes very easy if one is aware of charts like mcx copper chart.

MCX Timings

The MCX operates in two sessions for a day:

• Morning session 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

• Evening session 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm /11.55 pm

11.30 pm (Start of US Day Light Savings)/ 11:55 pm (End of US Day Light Savings)

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm for Internationally referenceable agricultural commodities

• Weekends OFF for both sessions.

Morning and Evening session are open for Internationally referenceable non-agri commodities.

Morning session only for all agricultural commodities other than internationally linked agricultural commodities.

Morning and Evening session (ends at 9:00 pm) for Internationally referenceable agricultural commodities.

MCX Holidays

The following are the list of MCX holidays for the current year 2021. Please note, the list of MCX trading holidays is different for Morning session and Evening session. That is, even if a particular day is listed as a holiday for morning session, the evening session on the same day might be open for trading.

Morning Session MCX Holidays

Date Day Name of Holiday

Jan 26 2021 Tuesday Republic Day

Mar 11 2021 Thursday Mahashivratri

Mar 29 2021 Monday Holi

Apr 2 2021 Friday Good Friday

Apr 14 2021 Wednesday Ambedkar Jayanti

Apr 21 2021 Wednesday Ram Navmi

May 13 2021 Thursday Ramzan (Id-Ul-Fitr)

July 21 2021 Wednesday Bakri Id

Aug 19 2021 Thursday Moharram

Sep 10 2021 Friday Ganesh Chaturthi

Oct 15 2021 Friday Dassera

Nov 4 2021 Thursday Diwali – Laxmi Pujan

Nov 5 2021 Friday Diwali – Balipratipada

Nov 19 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti

Note: On Diwali Laxmi Pujan, Nov 4 2021, Thursday, the futures contracts will be available for the Muhurat Trading in the MCX.

Evening Session MCX Holidays

Date Day Name of Holiday

Jan 1 2021 Friday New Year Day

Jan 26 2021 Tuesday Republic Day

Apr 2 2021 Friday Good Friday

The following are the public holidays that fall on weekends for your reference:

Date Day Name of Holiday

Apr 25 2021 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti

May 1 2021 Saturday Maharashtra Day

Aug 15 2021 Sunday Independence Day

Oct 2 2021 Saturday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

Dec 25 2021 Sunday Christmas

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Exchange Support Timings

The MCX also has separate timings for Support in terms of technical support to the subscriber with respect to information disseminated to Vendors. The Exchange Support timings are

Monday to Friday 9.30 am (IST) to 6.30 pm (IST) on all business days. Closed on all MCX declared holidays and weekends.

Exchange Special Session Timings

The MCX session timings given in the beginning are for normal sessions. MCX also has Special Session Timings –

Monday to Friday: 8:45 am to 8:59 am.

The Special Session is the order cancellation session, held to cancel the pending orders before the opening of market.