March Holidays 2021

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 2021

The following list contains the list of March holidays 2021:

Date

Day

Holiday

Facts

5 March 2021

Friday

Panchayati raj Divas

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

11 March 2021

Thursday

Maha Shivaratri

  • Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on the new moon day.

  • According to the Hindu calendar, the day is celebrated to venerate Lord Shiva, an important deity in Hindu culture.

13 March 2021

Saturday

Losar

  • Losar is a three-day new year celebration in Tibetan Buddhism.

22 March 2021

Monday

Bihar Day (Bihar Diwas)

  • The day marks the formation of the state of Bihar.

23 March 2021

Tuesday

S. Bhagat Singh's Martyrdom Day

 

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

29 March 2021

Monday

Holi

 

  • Holi is the festival of colours that signifies the victory of superior over immoral.

Bank Holidays in March 2021

The following list consists of the list of the bank holidays in March 2021:

Date

Day

Holiday

Bank Holiday in

5 March 2021

Friday

Panchayati raj Divas

Odisha

11 March 2021

Thursday

Maha Shivaratri

Several states

13 March 2021

Saturday

Losar

Sikkim

22 March 2021

Monday

Bihar Day (Bihar Diwas)

Bihar

23 March 2021

Tuesday

S. Bhagat Singh's Martyrdom Day

Punjab and Haryana

 

29 March 2021

Monday

Holi

Several states

Descriptions of Holidays in March 2021

Let’s get to know more about the public and bank holiday march 2021

  • 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 2021

Destinations to visit during March Holidays 2021

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.

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