Top 5 Facts of Festivals in March

Only in the month of march the indian witness the festival of turtles, yoga, prophecies, puppets, Holi, elephant. The spring season in the Indian subcontinent welcomes hue, language, version, parades & traditions in the month of March and of such festivals are:

  • International Yoga Festival is held from March 1 to March 7 for 7 days a Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand State and the official web portal is
  • Alongside the river Ganges, where the birthplace of Yoga is celebrated. IYF finds trainers and experts from around the world, Ganga Arti, speakers, saints and many more. These days religious Rishikesh becomes cafes encircled by a hushed hippie culture. The festival of color Holi annexed next bring another layer and the IVF registrations are done online strictly.
  • The date of Holi changes in the month of march supposed to observed for 2 days all over India. THe first day of holi starts with lighting a bonfire called ‘Holika Dahan’ to observe the triumph of good over evil. Following day are the celebrations engaged applying colours to one another. To find best holi celebrations go to City Palace in Udaipur which is where the royal family of Udaipur observes it with full zest & zeal.
  • Chinakkathoor Pooram is a one day festival falls on March 1, 2018 is observed here at Chinakkathoor Bhagavati Temple, Palakkad, Kerala. It is a shining and extravagant parade of elephants, a ritual full shadow puppet live show with Kerala orchestra and enormous local art & cultural practices joined together to make the proper Kerala festival. And after four days is the state’s popular elephant festival is Paripally Gajamela is staged here.
  • Jaipur Elephant Festival is held in the february / march month at Jaipur, Rajasthan. This festivals happens a day before holi festival. This elephant festival sometimes stalled due to animal rights protest. Although the festival occurs the elephants may be missing. Check with the concerned officials and plan to take a trip.
  • Konkan Turtle Festival is celebrated depending up on the laying period of tortoise. General in the month of march the turtle lays. The festival is held for forty days times at Velas Beach, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. Go see here in the official web link
  • During the Konkan Turtle festival, one can see tiny, rare & highly endangered Olive Ridley turtle babies hatching and moving towards the sea. There are about four batches of turtle festival and it is hard to predict the exact date of event.

Other main festivals in the month of march include

Date Day Name of the Festival
1 Thursday Chaumasi Chaudas, Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Vasanta Purnima, Dol Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends, Phalguna Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanti, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Masi Magam
2 Friday Holi, Chaitra Begins, Attukal Pongala
3 Saturday Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya
4 Sunday Shivaji Jayanti
5 Monday Sankashti Chaturthi
6 Tuesday Ranga Panchami
8 Thursday Sheetala Saptami
9 Friday Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami, Kalashtami, Varshitap Arambha
13 Tuesday Papmochani Ekadashi
14 Wednesday Pradosh Vrat, Meena Sankranti, Karadaiyan Nombu
15 Thursday Masik Shivaratri
17 Saturday Chaitra Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya
18 Sunday Chandra Darshan, Chaitra Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi
19 Monday Jhulelal Jayanti
20 Tuesday Gauri Puja, Gangaur, Matsya Jayanti, Vernal Equinox
21 Wednesday Vinayaka Chaturthi, Lakshmi Panchami
22 Thursday Skanda Sashti
23 Friday Yamuna Chhath, Rohini Vrat
24 Saturday Navapad Oli Begins, Masik Durgashtami
25 Sunday Rama Navami, Mahatara Jayanti
27 Tuesday Kamada Ekadashi
28 Wednesday Vamana Dwadashi
29 Thursday Pradosh Vrat, Mahavir Swami Jayanti
30 Friday Good Friday, Hazarat Ali’s Birthday
31 Saturday Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Navapad Oli Ends, Panguni Uthiram

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