*** Each market will close early at 1:00 p.m. (1:15 p.m. for eligible options) on Monday, December 24, 2018, Tuesday, December 24, 2019, and Thursday, December 24, 2020. Crossing Session orders will be accepted beginning at 1:00 p.m. for continuous executions until 1:30 p.m. on this date, and NYSE American Equities, NYSE Arca Equities, and NYSE National late trading sessions will close at 5:00 pm. All times are Eastern Time.
Diwali is an auspicious day and stock market remains close on this day. As a Muhurat Trading Session (Mahurat Trading) BSE and NSE remain open for 60 minutes on Diwali evening. People do muhurat trades for the coming year. Its been happiness is flowing all over the stock market. People mainly do delivery trades on this day to have a good trading year ahead. As per Hindus Diwali is the festival on which they do Chopda Pujan and Muhurat Trading is done by them to give a good entry in the stock for the coming year. On Diwali Muhurat Trading Celebrities of India come to ring the bell in BSE and it becomes a tradition nowadays.