MCX Holidays in 2023

Multi-Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) is a major commodity derivatives exchange that facilitates the trading of energy, agro commodities, metal, and bullion.

You can trade in the Indian commodity market on all weekdays, except Saturdays, Sundays, and declared market holidays.

Products Under MCX Commodities

#1. Non-Agri Commodities 

  • Base Metal: Aluminium, Alumini, Copper, Lead, Lead mini, Nickel, Zinc, Zinc mini and MCX Metldex. 
  • Bullion: Gold, Gold mini, Gold guinea, Gold petal, Silver, Silver mini, Silver micro and MCX Bulldex.
  • Energy: Crude oil, Crude mini, Natural gas, Natural gas mini and MCX Enrgdex. 

#2. Agri Commodities – Cotton candy, Black pepper, Caster seed, Crude palm oil, and Kapas

#3. All Other agri commodities – Mentha oil

You can go through the best strategies to commodity trade in Natural Gas for profit.

MCX Trading Timings 2023 

  • MCX Timings: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM /11:55 PM
  • Morning Session Timing: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Evening Session Timing: 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM /11:55 PM

The trading timings for the evening session are revised twice a year to comply with the US daylight saving. 

  • In summer, the closing time is 11:30 PM IST
  • In winter it’s 11:55 PM IST
Segments Trading Time Hour
Internationally Referenceable Non-Agri Commodities such as Bullions, Metals, and Energy products 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM (March to November)
9:00 AM to 11:55 PM (November to March)
Internationally Referenceable Agri Commodities 09.00 AM to 09.00 PM / 09.30 PM
All Other Agri Commodities09:00 AM to 05:00 PM 

List of MCX Holidays 2023

DateDayHolidayMorning Session (09:00 AM to 05:00 PM) Evening Session (05:00 PM to 11:55 PM)
26 January 2023ThursdayRepublic DayClosedClosed
07 March 2023TuesdayHoli (2nd day)ClosedOpen
30 March 2023ThursdayRam NavamiClosedOpen
04 April 2023TuesdayMahavir JayantiClosedOpen
07 April 2023FridayGood FridayClosedClosed
14 April 2023FridayAmbedkar JayantiClosedOpen
01 May 2023MondayMaharashtra DayClosedOpen
28 June 2023WednesdayBakri IdClosedOpen
15 August 2023TuesdayIndependence DayClosedClosed
19 September 2023TuesdayGanesh ChaturthiClosedOpen
02 October 2023MondayMahatma Gandhi JayantiClosedClosed
24 October 2023TuesdayDasseraClosedOpen
14 November 2023TuesdayDiwali BalipratipadaClosedOpen
27 November 2023MondayGuru Nanak JayantiClosedOpen
25 December 2023MondayChristmasClosedClosed

You may also like to read a step-by-step guide on how to buy MCX commodities in Zerodha.


Can Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE) traders enjoy MCX holidays?

Yes, you can enjoy MCX holidays if you are an employee at Calcutta Stock Exchange.

Will the market be closed for Chhath Pooja?

No, the market will not be closed for Chhath Pooja.

If a trading holiday falls on a Sunday, will the market be closed on Monday?

No, if a trading holiday falls on a Sunday, the market will not be closed on the following Monday. The market will be open for trading as scheduled.

Will the market be closed on the occasion of Lohri or Onam?

No, the market will not be closed for Lohri or Onam.

Will the MCX remain closed on weekends?

Yes, the MCX remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, including 2023.

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