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Holidays in March 2024

With numerous holidays in March 2024 in India, you can plan a fun trip with family and friends. Knowing the holiday schedule in advance will help you prepare for your vacations and manage your leaves better.

 

So, get a sneak peek at the list of holidays in March 2024 in India and start planning!

List of Holidays in March 2024

Check out this table to know all holidays in March 2024 in India:

Date 

Day 

Holiday 

Celebrated in

6 March 2024

Wednesday

Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti

Across India

8 March 2024

Friday 

Maha Shivaratri

Across India

22 March 2024

Friday 

Bihar Day (Bihar Diwas)

Bihar

23 March 2024

Saturday

Bhagat Singh's Martyrdom Day

Punjab and Haryana

24 March 2024

Sunday

Holika Dahan, Doljatra

Across India

25 March 2024

Monday

Doljatra/Holi

Across India

29 March 2024

Friday 

Good Friday

Across India

31 March 2024

Sunday

Easter Sunday

Across India

Bank Holidays in March 2024

See this list of the bank holidays in March 2024:

Date

Day

Holiday

Celebrated In

1 March 2024

Friday

Chapchar Kut

Mizoram

9 March 2024

Saturday

2nd Saturday

Across India

22 March 2024

Friday 

Bihar Day (Bihar Diwas)

Bihar

23 March 2024

Saturday

Bhagat Singh's Martyrdom Day/ 4th Saturday

Punjab and Haryana

25 March 2024

Monday

Doljatra/Holi

Across India

29 March 2024

Friday 

Good Friday

Across India

Descriptions of Holidays in March 2024 in India

Get a deeper glimpse into the bank and public holidays in March 2024 below.

  • Panchayati Raj Diwas

This day marks the birth anniversary of Biju Patnaik, the former Odisha CM. He was a pioneer leading the development of his home state and contributing to India’s freedom struggle as a pilot. 

 

It also marks the occasion of local self-governance that forms the third tier of India’s federal set-up of panchayats, apart from the Union and state governments. He is known to have brought back Panchayati Raj.

  • Chapchar Kut

This festival is one of the most joyous festivals in Mizoram. It is a spring festival celebrated after the laborious task of clearing jungles. After cutting bamboo trees, they are left to dry for the purpose of burning to prepare for the harvest.

  • Doljatra

This festival is dedicated to Lord Krishna. On this day, an idol of Lord Krishna is taken out on a procession in a palanquin. This festival is more significant for Bengalis as it marks the birthday of the great Vaishnava saint, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

  • Holi

Holi is one of the most joyously celebrated festivals in the country. Known as the festival of colours, it brings positivity into the lives of the people. The day unites society and strengthens the secular fabric of the country. 

 

Holika Dahan marks the first day of the festival of colours and is observed by lighting a bonfire. Holi signifies the victory of morality and virtue over immorality and evil. This day marks the second day of the festival, and people celebrate it with colour.

  • Yaosang

This festival is a unique form of Holi celebrated in Manipur by the local Meitei people. Yaosang was considered a harvest festival until the 15th century. However, with Hindu preachers, Vaishnavism spread in the state, and the festival transformed into a new avatar, celebrating Lord Krishna in a unique style. 

  • Martyr’s Day

This day commemorates the sacrifice of three Indian revolutionaries - Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar, who lost their lives on this day. They continue to be a source of inspiration for the young generation.

Destinations to Visit during the Holidays in March 2024 in India

Here are some top places to visit in March 2024:

  • Agra

Home to the Taj Mahal, it is no surprise that Agra is a world-renowned travel destination. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and is located near the banks of the Yamuna River. Early summer is the best time to enjoy this city to the fullest. 

 

The city is famous for historical monuments and architectural wonders such as Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort, as well as a wildlife sanctuary and traditional bazaars that offer marble-inlay and mirror work.  

  • Leh-Ladakh

Adventure and sheer picturesque charm combine to make this popular destination a haven, especially when the heat wave overtakes the rest of the country! 

 

You can enjoy a host of scenic places and activities to your heart’s content. You can go trekking and camping, visit Buddhist monasteries, try out river rafting, visit local markets, or try out some delicious local specialities. 

  • Gangtok

Capital of Sikkim, this city is known for its handicrafts and Tibetan carpets, which reflect its heritage, art and culture. This land of monasteries brings scenic beauty to the fore, which is sure to enrich your travel. 

  • Bangalore

A must-visit city to explore in March 2024 is Bangalore, India’s very own IT capital or Silicon Valley. Modern yet retaining its traditional cuisine and culture, it is the epicentre of India's high-tech industry. 

 

The city is also known for its temples, parks, and nightlife. Bangalore’s weather is usually pleasant all year round, which makes the city quite favourable to visit in the month of March.

  • Coorg

Now known as Kodagu, this Karnataka hill station is affectionately called the Scotland of India, thanks to its natural beauty and awe-inspiring views. From its forests to the wildlife, from its waterfalls to its coffee plantations, Coorg offers a slice of heaven to travellers, especially during the summers.

Long Weekend Holidays in March 2024

March 2024 has three long weekends:

  • Friday, 8 March - Maha Shivaratri

  • Saturday, 9 March 

  • Sunday, 10 March 

 

  • Saturday, 23 March 

  • Sunday, 24 March 2024 - Holika Dahan, Doljatra

  • Monday, 25 March 2024 - Doljatra/Holi 

 

  • Friday, 29 March – Good Friday

  • Saturday, 30 March

  • Sunday, 31 March – Easter Sunday

 

Now that you know the list of holidays in March 2024 and the long weekends of the month, you can start planning now. You can opt for a personal loan for travel from top suitable lenders available on Bajaj Markets and fund your trip seamlessly.

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