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Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) deals with trading commodities like gold, silver, crude oil, lead, and more. MCX is closed for trading on specific days, including central and state government holidays. These also include religious festivals or national holidays. Knowing the MCX holiday list is important to plan your trading activities.

MCX Market Holiday List for 2024

Here is the list for MCX market holidays in 2024:

MCX Holidays



New Year’s Day

January 01, 2024

Monday (Evening off)

Republic Day

January 26, 2024


Maha Shivaratri

March 08, 2024

Friday (Morning off)


March 25, 2024

Monday (Morning off)

Good Friday

March 29, 2024


Eid-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Eid)

April 10, 2024


Ram Navami

April 17, 2024


Maharashtra Day

May 01, 2024

Wednesday (Morning off)

Eid-al-Adha/ Bakrid

June 17, 2024

Monday (Morning off)


July 17, 2024

Wednesday (Morning off)

Independence Day

August 15, 2024


Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

October 02, 2024



November 01, 2024

Friday (Morning off)

Guru Nanak Jayanti

November 15, 2024

Friday (Morning off)


December 25, 2024


About Multi-Commodity Exchange of India (MCX)

Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) is the first commodity derivatives exchange in India. This platform allows buyers and sellers to trade various types of commodities. It started its operations in 2003, and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) governs it. 


MCX is similar to other exchanges like the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE). It sells commodity derivative contracts across various categories. MCX deals in various segments, including bullion, metals, energy and agricultural commodities.

What are the MCX Trading Hours?

MCX allows trading in some specific hours. Here are the timings for various sessions:

1. Normal Session

Normal trading sessions run between Monday and Friday from 09:00 AM to 11:30 PM. 


Note that MCX allows future trading of agricultural commodities only up to 5:00 PM. Trading for other commodities, including Bullions, Metals and Energy products, is allowed up to 11:30 PM / 11:55 PM. As per SEBI guidelines, International referenceable Agri-commodities are available up to 09:00 PM.

2. Special Session

Special sessions for trading run between Monday and Friday from 8:45 AM to 8:59 AM. These special sessions are order cancellation sessions. They deal with the cancellation of pending orders before the market opens.

FAQs on MCX Holidays in 2024

Which month has the most MCX holidays?

MCX has maximum holidays in March 2024. The market will remain closed because of Maha Shivaratri, Holi and Good Friday.

If there is a holiday on Sunday, will the market be closed on Monday?

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

Is New Year's Eve considered an MCX Holiday?

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

What is the market timing of MCX?

The MCX morning sessions are held between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, while the evening sessions are conducted between 5:00 PM and 11:55 PM.

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