India, being a secular country, hosts individuals of different religions. All of these religions celebrate a plethora of festivals. Some among these are central holidays, some are a state holiday, yet some festivals are entirely regional and come under restricted holidays. There are several festivals in the month of March, observed by people of different religions and regions. Read on to get a comprehensive list of these holidays.
|1 March||Friday||Chapchar Kut|
|20 March||Wednesday||Holi Dahan|
|22 March||Friday||Bihar Diwas|
|23 March||Saturday||Shaheedi Divas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev|
|21 March||Thursday||Hazrat Ali's Birthday|
|21 March||Thursday||Yaosang 2nd Day|
|18 March||Monday||State Holiday|
|21 March||Thursday||Holi||West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Telangana|
|20 March||Wednesday||Holi||National except for West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, Kerala, Telangana|
|5 March||Tuesday||Panchayati Raj Divas||Orissa|
|22 March||Friday||Bihar Day||Bihar|
|23 March||Saturday||Bhagat Singh Martyrdom Day||Punjab, Haryana|
|21 March||Thursday||Jayanti of Hazarat Ali||Uttar Pradesh|
|4 March||Monday||Maha Shivratri||Several states|
|5 March||Tuesday||Panchayati Raj Divas||Odisha|
|18 March||Monday||Statehood Holiday||Arunachal Pradesh|
Note: During bank holidays in March 2019, all banking institutions will remain closed for the public service. People can use ATMs to deposit and withdraw money. Banks also have holidays on second and fourth Saturdays in March.
Holi: Holi is the Festival of Colors, usually celebrated in the month of March. People celebrate Holi by applying colored water and dry colors on each other. People burn effigies one day before Holi. It is called Holika Dahan. The festival of colors is also known as Dol Jatra in several regions.
Bihar Diwas: Bihar Diwas, on 22 March every year, marks the creation of the state of Bihar. It is a public holiday in Bihar, started by the Govt. of Bihar during the tenure of Nitish Kumar.