BSE, NSE, Stock Market Holiday List: 2022 Edition

Stock Market Holiday List 2022, BSE Holidays, NSE Holidays


Welcome to the post that lists the number of trading holidays in 2022, wherein the stock markets, viz. both NSE (National Stock Exchange), and BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) will be shut for trading equity (equity delivery, as well as equity futures and equity options).

In 2022, there are 13 (thirteen) designated trading holidays for Indian Stock Markets.

On these days, the stock markets (viz. NSE, and BSE) will not be open for trading.

Stock Markets Holidays in 2022

Stock Market HolidayHoliday NameStock Market Holiday Date
01Republic Day26th January 2022 (Wednesday)
02Mahashivratri01st March 2022 (Tuesday)
03Holi18th March 2022 (Friday)
04Mahavir Jayanti as well as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti14th April 2022 (Thursday)
05Good Friday15th April 2022 (Friday)
06Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id)03rd May 2022 (Tuesday)
07Muharram09th August 2022 (Tuesday)
08Indian Independence Day15th August 2022 (Monday)
09Ganesh Chaturthi31st August 2022 (Wednesday)
10Dussehra05th October 2022 (Wednesday)
11Diwali (Laxmi Puja)* Only Muharat Trading.24th October 2022 (Monday)
12Diwali Balipratipada26th October 2022 (Wednesday)
13Guru Nanak Jayanti08th November 2022 (Tuesday)

So evaluating the month-on-month trend for stock market holidays in 2022,

there is 1 (one) in January 2022, 0 (zero) in February 2022, 2 (two) in March 2022, 2 (two) in April 2022, 1 (one) in May 2022, 0 (zero) in June and July 2022, 3 (three) in August 2022, 0 (zero) in September 2022, 3 (three) in October 2022, 1 (one) in November 2022, 0 (zero) in December 2022

Muhurat Trading Day 2022

What is Muhurut trading ? What date is Muhurut Trading in 2022?

Muhurat trading is the auspicious stock market trading for an hour on Diwali (Deepawali). It is a symbolic and old ritual, that has been retained and observed for ages, by the trading community.  As Diwali also marks the beginning of the New Year, it is believed that muhurat trading on this day brings wealth and prosperity throughout the year.

In 2022, Muhurut trading for Samvat 2079 will be held on 24th October 2022.



So, basis the 2022 stock market holidays list, please plan your trading setups, or delivery based stock purchases accordingly. Hope you found this article helpful. If yes, please consider sharing this with anyone, who you think will find this useful.

Wish you the best!

How to apply for IPO through HDFC Netbanking (ASBA method)

How to apply for IPO through HDFC Bank Netbanking
How to apply for IPO through HDFC Bank Netbanking


  • This post is for you, if you wish to apply for IPO through HDFC Bank Netbanking, while having a demat account, that is NOT with HDFC Securities.
  • This application is via the ASBA mode (ASBA: Application Supported by Blocked Amounts). In this system, the amount needed to apply for an IPO is blocked in the selected savings account, without being debited.
  • The IPO allotment is deducted from your bank account ONLY if you get the IPO allotment of shares.

Points to note: before you start:

  • You have a bank account with HDFC Bank.
  • You have a demat account (not necessarily with HDFC Securities), and you know the 16 digit demat account details (viz. Demat account number, name of the DP, and know whether the Demat account is with NSDL or CDSL).
  • This next step is important! You have allowed the pop-ups for HDFC Bank and HDFC Securities.  Following is the process to allow pop-ups for HDFC
    • For Google Chrome:
      • Click the More More at the top right of the Chrome browser
      • Click Settings.
      • At the bottom, click Advanced.
      • Under “Privacy and security,” click Content settings.
      • Click Popups.
      • Under “Allowed“, click “Add“. Turn Allowed on or off.  Type https://[*.] and https://[*.] This will allow pop-ups, which are needed only for the IPO application.
    • You may search online for the steps to allow pop-ups for other browsers, and implement them.

Steps to apply for IPO through HDFC Bank Netbanking

Time needed: 30 minutes.

  1. Login to HDFC Netbanking Portal

    Go to the URL for HDFC Netbanking
    Log in with your credentials.

  2. Navigate to the IPO Application Module in HDFC Bank Netbanking

    Under Accounts, expand the Request option.
    Click the IPO Application option.
    Click on Continue when you see the message “You will be redirected to the IPO system. In case you want to proceed, please click on continue“.

  3. The IPO Module in HDFC Securities

    The IPO Application module in HDFC Securities will next open.
    This is the general overview window, which also lists the IPOs in the subscription window, and can be applied for.
    Choose the Issue IPO that you wish to apply for, and click “Apply” under “Action“.

  4. Overview/Update of Initial IPO/Issue Details

    Choose the appropriate option under “Select Investor Status“.
    You will next note the message: “ASBA (Application Supported by Blocked Amounts): This ensures that the retails investor’s funds leave his bank account only upon allocation of shares in public issues. The ASBA process also ensures that only the requisite amount of funds is debited to the investor’s bank account on allotment of shares. In this mechanism, the need for refunds is completely eliminated.“. Click OK..
    Next you can see the details of the IPO/Issue, if you click “More Info” at the bottom of the page. You will find details viz. Issue Name, Type, Price Band, Minimum Investment Value, Maximum Investment Value, Lot Size, Tick Size, Issue Date (Application Window), CutOff Time, and Cutoff-shares

  5. Enter the IPO bid details

    Under Bid Details:
    Enter the number of shares you wish to apply for under “Shares bid for“, and the price under the “Price per share” field. A good time saver would be tick the checkbox the “Cut Off Price“.

  6. Update the IPO applicant details

    The Applicant Name, and PAN (Permanent Account Number) details would have been pre-filled. Please note the FAQs to see the exception for applicants from the state of Sikkim
    Enter the Date of Birth, and Father’s/Husband’s Name.

  7. Enter the Demat Account Details

    Next enter demat account details.
    Choose the Depository from the drop down, viz. NSDL, or CDSL.
    Enter the DP Name (Depository Participant Name) in the next field.
    This next field will have two variations, viz. whether your depository is NSDL, or CDSL.
    If your depository is NSDL, enter the 8 alphanumeric characters of your demat account in the DP ID part, and the last 8 characters of your demat account number in the Beneficiary A/C no part.
    If your depository is CDSL, then the DP ID field is greyed our, and you can enter the entire 18 digit number in the Beneficiary A/C no field.

  8. Confirm the bank account details

    Confirm the HDFC Bank account details. (that is pre-filled).
    Next, click “Proceed“.

  9. Disclaimer Screen Read Receipt

    In the next screen, click “I agree” after the detailed disclaimer, if acceptable.

  10. Confirm the “Online Fund Hold”

    Next screen indicates that there is a cash shortfall, and asks for the account to arrange the money collect. Choose the account number, click “Submit

  11. Confirmation of the IPO application bid

    The final screen in the process is the confirmation of the IPO application bid. And the application number, and transaction number is shared, along with the final message “Your bid has been successfully placed”..

    Congratulations! This is the end of the IPO application process.


Test question.

Note(*)- 1.Enter SIKKIMCATG in PAN field, if you are a customer from the state of Sikkim
               2.Ensure that the name on the PAN card matches with the Demat Holder’s name


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