March Holidays 2020

March is the third month of the year. It marks the beginning of spring. The season also welcomes numerous festivals that are celebrated in the country which also means you get to have a lot of holidays and travel your trip with family and friends. So, let’s have a look at the March holidays to manage your leaves in advance.

List of Holidays in March 2020

The following list contains the list of March holidays 2020

Date

Day

Holiday

Facts

5 March 2020

Thursday

Panchayati Raj Diwas

  • This day is the national day of Panchayati Raj System in India celebrated by Ministry of Panchayati Raj

6 March 2020

Friday

Chapchar Kut

  • Chapchar Kut is a spring festival of Mizoram, India.
  • This day is celebrated during March after completion of their most arduous task of jhum operation.

9 March 2020

Monday

Hazrat Ali’s birthday

  • Hazrat Ali was the first male who accepted Islam.
  • He took part in almost all the battles fought by the nascent Muslim community.
  • This day is celebrated as his birth anniversary every year.

10 March 2020

Tuesday

Dolyatra

  • Doljatra, also known as Dolyatra is a regional festival celebrated in the Indian state of West Bengal.

10 March 2020

Tuesday

Holi/Yaosang 2nd day

  • Holi is the festival of colors that signifies the victory of superior over immoral.
  • Yaosang is a spring festival celebrated in Manipur. It is considered as one of the most important festival in Manipur.

23 March 2020

Monday

Bhagat Singh Martyrdom Day

  • The day commemorates the death anniversary of India’s freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

25 March 2020

Wednesday

Ugadi/Gudi Padwa/Sajibu Nongma Panba/1st Navratra

  • Gudi Padwa is a spring-time festival that marks the traditional New Year for Marathi and Konkani Hindus.
  • Sajibu Nongma Pānba is the lunar New Year festival of the people who follow the Sanamahism religion in Manipur.
  • The Sharada Navaratri festival commences on the first day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashvini.

26 March 2020

Thursday

Cheti Chand

  • Chetri Chandra is a festival that marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year for Sindhi Hindus.

27 March 2020

Friday

Sarhul

  • Sarhul is spring festival celebrated during spring season in Jharkhand.
  • People worship the village deity who is considered to be the protector of the tribes.

 

Bank Holidays in March 2020

The following list consist of the list of bank holiday in

Date

Day

Holiday

Bank Holiday in

5 March 2020

Thursday

Panchayati Raj Diwas

Odisha

9 March 2020

Monday

Hazrat Ali’s Birthday

Uttar Pradesh

10 March 2020

Tuesday

Holi

Several states

23 March 2020

Monday

Martyrs’ Day

Punjab and Haryana

25 March 2020

Wednesday

Ugadi/Gudi Padwa/Telugu New Year

Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana

28 March 2020

Saturday

Sarhul

Jharkhand

Descriptions of Holidays in March 2020

Let’s get to know more about the public and bank holiday march 2020

  • Panchayati Raj Diwas: The birth anniversary of Biju Patnaik, the legendary former Chief Minister of Odisha. Patnaik revived Panchayati Raj in the year of 1992 with panchayat elections being held in India after a long time.
  • Chapchar Kut: This festival is one of the most joyful festivals in Mizoram. During this period the bamboo and trees are cut down and are waiting to dry for the purpose of burning.
  • Dolyatra: The festival is dedicated to Lord Krishna. On the day, an idol of Lord Krishna is taken out on a procession in a palanquin. The festival is more significant for Bengali people as it is the birthday of the great Vaishnava saint named Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
  • Hazrat Ali’s Birthday: The day commemorates the birth of Hazrat Ali, the fourth successor of Muhammad. He is considered to be the first Muslim as he is believed to be the first man to have accepted Islam.
  • Holi: The festival of Holi is one of the most revered and celebrated festivals in the country. Known as the festival of colors, it brings a lot of positivity into the lives of the people. In addition to that, Holi brings society together and strengthens the secular fabric of the country.
  • Yaosang 2nd Day: This festival is a unique form of Holi celebrated in Manipur. The festival is celebrated by the local Meitei people. Yaosang used to be a harvest festival until the 15th century. However, with Hindu preachers starting to spread Vaishnavism in the state, the festival was converted into a Hindu one that is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
  • Martyr’s Day: The day is celebrated to remember the sacrifice of Indian revolutionaries namely Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru. The three young revolutionaries were hanged to death by the British. They continue to be a source of inspiration for the young generation.
  • Ugadi: The Ugadi festival celebrates the Kannada New Year. It is regarded as the beginning of the harvest season. Ugadi involves religious observances and customs that are part of the celebration, homes are cleaned, and the temples are decorated with flowers for the occasion.
  • Gudi Padwa: The festival which falls on the first day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu month Chaitra celebrates the Marathi New Year. It is considered to be the most powerful day of the year as the universe believed to have been created by Lord Brahma on this day. People celebrate the festival by decorating the house, performing rituals and hoisting the Gudi flag.
  • Sajibu Nongma Panba: The festival celebrates the new year of the Manipuri people. The festival marks the beginning of the new cycle of life on the Meitei calendar. The festival is marked by praying, feasting, and climbing nearby hillocks. Sajibu Nongmapanba enhances the spirit of unity, cohesiveness, and brotherhood among various communities.
  • 1st Navratra: Celebrated on the first day of the Hindu Luni-Solar calendar, the festival is known as Chaitra Navratri. The rituals and customs for 1st Navratri are the same as the ones followed during Shardiya Navratri.
  • Telugu New Year:Telugu New Year us also known as Ugadi. The day is considered as the first day of the Telugu New Year. As part of the celebrations, people take oil baths, decorate their houses, and prepare special dishes such as ‘Pachadi’ and ‘Bevu Bella’.
  • Cheti Chand: Cheti Chand is basically a Sindhi festival. It commemorates the birthday of Saint Jhulelal, the Sindhi patron and also marks the start of the Sindhi New Year. To mark the occasion, processions are taken out and the ‘Water God’ is worshipped.
  • Sarhul: This festival is celebrated during the spring season. It is considered an important festival of the Oraon tribe of the Jharkhand region of the country. It is believed that after the festival the earth turns fertile and able to bear crops. Destinations to visit during March Holidays 2020

Destinations to visit during March Holidays 2020

Agra: The city of Agra is one of the most popular cities in the world. It is located near the banks of the Yamuna River. Agra is known for its historical monuments and ancient wonders behind these architectural wonders are the traditional shopping centers and bazaars.

Leh-Ladakh: Leh-Ladakh is known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. The place has a lot to offer, from picturesque beauty, unique culture, Buddhist monasteries, and exciting adventure spots. The month of March is one of the best times to visit this place. This place has some of the most pristine monasteries in this harsh landscape that enthrall people from all over the world.

Gangtok: Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. This place is known for its handicrafts and Tibetan carpets which reflect the arts and culture of this beautiful city. Hand-woven jackets are extremely exquisite and pretty souvenirs to take back home. Gangtok has become quite popular due to its unique ambiance that derives from its happy blend of tradition and modernity.

Bangalore: If you are keen on the combination of high tech and modern then you should probably visit Bangalore. The city of Bangalore is the center of India's high-tech industry. The city is also known for its temples, parks and city nightlife. Bangalore’s weather is usually pleasant which makes it quite favorable to visit in the month of February.

Coorg, Karnataka: Coorg, officially known as Kodagu, is the most affluent hill station in Karnataka. The place is well known for its breathtakingly exotic scenery and lush greenery. Coorg is famous mainly for its austere sights, varied wildlife, world-class coffee and the Kodavas, the ethnic warrior people of Coorg.

Many people prefer to go for holidays in the month of March as the climate everywhere is relatively pleasant. Now that you have the list of some of the best places to visit in India during this month. You can plan your trips accordingly. In order to finance your vacations you can apply for a vacation loan and cover all the travel expenses. However, ensure that you also get a travel insurance plan to secure your trip whether you are traveling solo or with your loved ones. Many travel insurance companies offer added benefits to your travel insurance plan. So, it’s best to make the best use of such services and be at peace when you travel.

Happy Customers of Finserv MARKETS

Getting a loan to take care of my wedding and relieving my parents to enjoy the occasion was the best decision I ever made. Easy-to-apply, amazing interest rate and quick disbursal, what more can one ask for!

I am passionate about the vehicle I drive. I want to protect it with the best available option. What amazed me was the full transparency, quick quotes and the attractive discount on the premium while choosing the annual payment option!

Check your personal loan eligibility in seconds!

My husband and I will finally move into our own house this Diwali. All thanks to Bajaj Finserv, with competitive interest rates, minimal processing fees and easy to repay EMIs, our dream saw the light of reality in no time!

Get the best FD interest rates starting @ 8.40%. Let's start!

Kids grow up fast and to fulfill their dream trip to Disneyland I had everything but instant funds. With no collateral or guarantor required and a hassle-free processing, I gifted my family a memorable trip to Orlando with just a click!

Get sum insured up to 1 Crore! Let's start!

The best way to start looking for health insurance is to do a close study of the coverage needs and checking the insurance company's claim ratio. No unnecessary jargons, easy to apply claims process and choice of premia!

Zero additional charge on part-payment option on Business loans! Let's start!

I bought my first iPhone using my Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card. Zero downpayment with a No cost EMI on Bajaj Finserv EMI store just made my day!

Get home loan sanctioned online in 72 hours! Let's start!