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The Multi-Commodity Exchange of India or MCX plays a vital role in the commodity derivatives exchange in the country. It deals with the trading of agro commodities, energy, and more. Like every other exchange in the country, MCX does not function on specific days, including state and central holidays. 


These MCX holidays are observed, and will include religious festivals or national holidays. So, if you are associated with MCX in any way, it helps to have a list of MCX trading holidays. This information can help you plan trades and other such activities accordingly.


The MCX holiday list for the year 2023 is as follows:

MCX Market Holiday List for 2023

MCX Holidays



New Year's Day

January 01, 2023

Sunday (Evening off)

Republic Day

January 26, 2023


Maha Shivaratri

February 18, 2023

Saturday (Morning off)


March 08, 2023

Wednesday (Morning off)

Ram Navami

March 30, 2023


Mahavir Jayanti

April 04, 2023

Tuesday (Morning off)

Good Friday


April 07, 2023


Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti


April 14, 2023


Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id)


April 22, 2023


Maharashtra Day

May 01, 2023

Monday (Morning off)

Id-al-Adha/ Bakrid

June 28, 2023

Wednesday (Morning off)


July 29, 2023

Saturday (Morning off)

Independence Day

August 15, 2023


Ganesh Chaturthi

September 19, 2023

Tuesday (Morning off)

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

October 02, 2023



October 24, 2023



November 12, 2023


Guru Nanak Jayanti

November 27, 2023



December 25, 2023


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About Multi-Commodity Exchange of India (MCX)

The Multi Commodity Exchange of India, abbreviated as the MCX, is a commodity exchange based in India and operated by the Government of India. It commenced operations in November, 2003 and is based out of Mumbai. MCX operates similarly to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE).


MCX is an advanced platform where commodities are regularly traded between buyers and sellers. Both hard and soft commodities form a part of the trading system with exceptional delivery processes meeting international standards. While hard commodities include gold, oil or oil, the soft commodities include livestock or agricultural produce.


The MCX is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), and is India’s largest commodity derivatives exchange. The exchange regulates commodity derivative contract trading across a variety of industries.

Products of MCX

MCX distributes many types of data products. The four prominent types include bullion, base metals, energy, and agricultural commodities. Bullion consists of various metals such as gold, gold petal, silver, silver mini, silver micro, and more.Base metals include aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, zinc, etc.


MCX’s energy dealings includes natural gas, unrefined oil, and crude oil mini, whereas the agricultural commodities incorporate cardamom, cotton, kapas, mentha oil, and many more.

What are the MCX Trading Hours

The Multi-Commodity Exchange operates five days a week from Monday to Friday and is closed on Saturdays like the BSE and NSE. Regarding timings, the morning sessions usually run between 10 AM and 5 PM. The evening session usually commences at 5 PM and goes on till 11:55 PM.


Non-agricultural commodities get traded between 10:00 AM and 11:30 PM during the summer months. As for the winter months, this goes up to 11:55 PM.


With four holidays in April, it is marked as the month with the most MCX holidays. The market will remain closed on account of Good Friday, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti, Eid-ul-Fitr, and Mahavir Jayanti.

The rule states that if a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be open for traders as decided.

No, New Year's Eve is not considered an MCX holiday. Only New Year's Day is a holiday for traders.

The MCX morning sessions are held between 10AM and 5PM, while the evening sessions are conducted between 5PM and 11:55PM.

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