The National Stock Exchange and BSE opened on first day of 2021 and the respective benchmarks Nifty 50 and Sensex rose to record highs led by gains in HDFC, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries, State Bank of India and ITC. The Sensex rose as much as 207 points to hit an all-time high of 47,958.78 and Nifty 50 index advanced 59 points to hit record high of 14,040.25. In calendar year 2020, the Sensex rose 15.75 per cent and Nifty 50 index climbed 14.90 per cent making it the best year for equities since 2017. There are a total of 14 market holidays in 2021.
Here is a list of stock market holidays in 2021:
|Republic Day||January 26,2021||Tuesday|
|Good Friday||April 02,2021||Friday|
|Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti||April 14,2021||Wednesday|
|Ram Navami||April 21,2021||Wednesday|
|Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id)||May 13,2021||Thursday|
|Bakri Id||July 21,2021||Wednesday|
|Ganesh Chaturthi||September 10,2021||Friday|
|Diwali * Laxmi Pujan||November 04,2021||Thursday|
|Diwali Balipratipada||November 05,2021||Friday|
On the first day of 2021, buying was visible across the sectors. All the 11 sector gauges, barring the index of private banking shares, were trading higher led by the Nifty PSU Banking index’s over 2.5 per cent gain. IT, Auto, Media and Pharma indexes were also up between 0.7-1 per cent each.