March is a beautiful month that marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It is also a month of festivities. If you are planning to go for a vacation to rejuvenate for the rest of the year, here is the list of holidays in March both public and bank holidays for you to plan that trip that you have been dreaming about. Take a look!
In India, the list of holidays differs from state to state. Here is a combined list of all the public holidays in March 2023, across all the states in India:
|Panchayati raj Divas||March 05 2023||Sunday||Orissa|
|Holi||March 07 2023||Tuesday||Telangana|
|Yaosang||March 07 2023||Tuesday||Manipur|
|Holi||March 08 2023||Wednesday||National except Kerala, Karnataka, Manipur, Lakshadweep, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal|
|Dolyatra||March 08 2023||Wednesday||West Bengal|
|Yaoshang Second Day||March 08 2023||Wednesday||Manipur|
|Bihar Day||March 22 2023||Wednesday||Bihar|
|Gudi Padwa||March 22 2023||Wednesday||Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh|
|Telugu New Year||March 22 2023||Wednesday||Tamil Nadu|
|Ugadi||March 22 2023||Wednesday||Andhra Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujrat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana|
|Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom Day||March 23 2023||Thursday||Haryana|
|Sarhul||March 24 2023||Friday||Jharkhand|
|Ram Navami||March 30 2023||Thursday||National Except for Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal|
The state government decides which days are designated as bank holidays. Almost all state governments follow the central government holiday list issued by the Department of Personnel and Training. Banks usually have holidays on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month as well. Here is the list of holidays in March 2023 in India. These are state-wise bank holidays declared under the Negotiable Instrument Act, of 1881:
|Panchayati Raj Diwas||5 March 2023||Sunday||Odisha|
|Holi||7 March 2023||Tuesday||Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Lakshadweep|
|Holi||8 March 2023||Wednesday||National Holiday|
|Dolyatra||8 March 2023||Wednesday||West Bengal|
|Bank Holiday||11 March 2023||Saturday||All India|
|Bihar Diwas||22 March 2023||Wednesday||Bihar|
|Gudi Padwa||22 March 2023||Wednesday||Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh|
|Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom Day||23 March 2023||Thursday||Haryana and Punjab|
|Sarhul||24 March 2023||Friday||Jharkhand|
|Bank Holiday||25 March 2023||Saturday||All India|
|Ram Navami||30 March 2023||Thursday||Apart from Goa, Assam, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, , Lakshadweep, Manipur, Kerala Meghalaya, Nagaland Mizoram, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Tripura|
March is the month of festivities and holidays all around the world. Therefore, this might be one of the best times to visit various countries and indulge in their festivities. Following is a small list of holidays and festivals around the world that might be of some help if you are planning a foreign trip from India:
|Heroes’ Day||March 01 2023||Wednesday||Paraguay|
|Independence Movement Day||March 01 2023||Wednesday||South Korea|
|Holi||March 7 2023||Tuesday||India|
|Purim||March 7 2023||Tuesday||Israel, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States|
|International Women’s Day||March 9 2023||Thursday||Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan|
|Independence Restoration Day||March 11 2023||Saturday||Lithuania|
|Anniversary of the election of Pope Francis||March 13 2023||Monday||Vatican City|
|Summer Day||March 14 2023||Tuesday||Albania|
|1848 Revolution Memorial Day||March 15 2023||Wednesday||Hungary|
|St. Patrick’s Day||March 17 2023||Friday||Australia, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States, Montserrat|
|Nowruz||March 20 2023||Monday||Azerbaijan|
|St. Joseph’s Day||March 20 2023||Monday||Colombia|
|Spring Equinox||March 21 2023||Tuesday||Japan|
|Ougadi||March 22 2023||Wednesday||Mauritius|
|Independence Day||March 25 2023||Saturday||Greece|
|National Day of Life, Peace and Justice||March 26 2023||Sunday||El Salvador|
|Martyr’s Day||March 29 2023||Wednesday||Madagascar|
|Ram Navami||March 30 2023||Thursday||India|
|Freedom Day||March 31 2023||Friday||Malta|
March has enough excuses for you to step out of your homes as the scenery bid farewell to the monochrome landscapes and enter into the season of vibrant colours. This is because the whole of India welcomes the spring in their ways, hues, language, versions and traditions. Here is a list of some of the most prominent festivals across India in the month of March that you would certainly not want to miss:
Holi is one of the most famous and celebrated festivals in India. It is one of the ancient Hindu traditional festivals that celebrate the divine and eternal love of Radha Krishna. The celebrations begin with lighting a bonfire which is known as ‘Holika Dahan’ that signifies good over evil.
Also known as Ugadi, Gudi Padwa is a springtime festival that marks the traditional new year of Marathi and Konkani Hindus. ‘Gudi’ means the flag of Brahma hoisted on this auspicious day and ‘Padwa’ means the first day of the moon’s bright face. The Marathi and Konkani Hindus hoist the Brahmadhvaj on this day to celebrate and mark the victory of good over evil. They welcome the new year and the harvest season decked up in their traditional attire.
Yaoshang is a major festival in Manipur. People from different communities come together to celebrate this festival with great zeal and zest. It is a five-day festival celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Lamta. The first day of the festival includes the burning of ‘Yaoshang’ (straw hut) that is constructed on the first day.
This is followed by young boys and girls collecting donations and showering blessings of success and long life. Other than that, there is ‘ThabalChongba’ which is the traditional Manipuri moonlight dance, playing with colours and arranging feasts.
It is one of the most famous tribal festivals celebrated in Jharkhand. The Oraon, Munda and Ho tribes celebrate the beginning of the new year with this festival. Sarhul means worship of trees. As these tribes are very close to nature they start the festivities by worshipping trees and other elements of nature. Flowers of the Sal tree are used to worship the village deity. The tribal people drink Hadia and the women and children dress up in their ethnic wear, sing, dance and rejoice.
It is a significant festival in Kerala. The celebrations take place in Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple in Kottayam. It is a 10-day long festival in which elephant rallies are organised. People enjoy themselves by dancing to the beats of drummers. Folk art such as Mayilattom (peacock dance), Velakali etc are performed by the local people during the celebrations.
March, which is the synonym for spring season, is one of the best times to visit many places which are hard to explore during the hot summer months. The onset of spring brings with it a plethora of festivities. Therefore, if you want to visit some beautiful places in this month, go through the list of top 5 places to visit this March:
If you are looking for a vacation in nature’s lap then there is no better place than Tawang. You will be mesmerised by the mesmerising views and the vibrant Indian and Chinese culture. March is the best month for indulging in some trekking as the weather is quite favourable in this month.
Darjeeling is one of the most irresistible attractions of West Bengal. March is the best month for catering to all types of holidaymakers. In the moderately cold weather of March, you can trek up to Tiger hill, ride the toy train, stroll through the aromatic tea gardens and explore this erstwhile British summer retreat.
Andaman Island is an ideal destination for a peaceful vacation with family or a romantic escape in the month of march. You can soak some vitamin D while chilling on the sun-kissed beaches in a tranquil environment. Apart from this you also get to view the colourful coral reefs and crystal-clear water as well.
You will be able to taste great spices, coffee and tea if you visit Coorg in March. People searching for a romantic gateway can also try out these hills in March when the mist is perpetually hanging over them. This place is also known for its supreme hospitality and culture.
Wayanad has a scenic beauty of the Western Ghats worth beholding. It is surrounded by hills and is completely green. You can stroll through spice plantations, spot wild animals and trek to ancient caves as well as enjoy the peacefulness and mesmerising beauty of Wayanad.
As the northern hemisphere welcomes the first signs of spring, a wide range of festivities start in full swing across the world. As temperatures start to rise slowly flowers begin to bloom. Here is a list of top 5 places that you can visit outside India in March. Though one person’s choice might be unique from the other, but here are some of them that you might like:
Vietnam is as colourful as it is diverse. March is one of the ideal times to visit this country due to the pleasant weather conditions. At this time the northern highlands are dry but not too sticky making it apt for hill tribe trekking. While the south has blue skies and sunshine which might help you add the idyllic beaches here to your busy sightseeing schedule.
Nepal is the cool cousin of India and comes with an international touch. In March, Nepal experiences the spring season though the nights are cold. If you are interested in trekking then this is the best month to visit this country as the days are longer.
One of the best countries to visit in March is Switzerland, as the temperature is always cool here. You can wander around the lush woodlands, experience snowfall, and visit the Swiss National Park.
Similar to India, Greece also experiences the spring season in March. You can explore the Crete Islands dotted with immaculate beaches that are comparatively less crowded at this time. Athens and Mainland Greece is also a wonderful place to immerse yourself in the culture, history and nature’s beauty.
If you compare it with other months of the year the accommodation cost, and crowd is much less in Spain in the month of march. The afternoons will be pleasant and the nights will be chilly at this time. From stunning beaches to wine tours along with food excursions, you will have a great overall experience in Spain in march.
March, the onset of spring is one of the best times to make your vacation plans. Not only is it a pleasant and comfortable time to visit around India but also around the World. In this blog, you will come across the list of holidays in March both public and in India as well as outside India so that you can plan your trip accordingly.
A list of some of the best places to visit in India and around the World has been provided for you to plan accordingly. March offers a pleasant and tranquil environment for tourists therefore book your tickets and get started at once.
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Ans: A national holiday is when a nation celebrates its independence or establishment. While a public holiday is generally established by law and is usually a non-working day.
Ans: Some of the most prominent awareness observations in March are Zero Discrimination Day, World Civil Defence Day, World Hearing Day, National Safety Day, International Women’s Day, No Smoking day and many more.
Ans: Some of the hill stations that are worth visiting in the month of March are Shillong, Chikmagalur, Ooty, Leh-Ladakh, Srinagar, Gangtok, Munnar and Shimla.
Ans: Some of the warmest places to visit around the world include Cyprus, Canary Islands, California, Spain, Australia, South Africa, Cuba, Myanmar, and Caribbean.
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