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March Holidays in India
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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.

List of Holidays in March in 2019

Date Day Holiday
1 March  Friday  Chapchar Kut
4 March  Monday  Shivratri
20 March Wednesday Holi Dahan
21 March Thursday Holi
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

Bank Holidays in March 2019

Date Day Festival States
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.

Description of Holidays 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.