Full List Of Holidays In March 2020 In India [Time And Venues To Join]

Rose Advani |Feb 26, 2020

Noting down the list of most popular holiday in March 2020 in India to not missing any special day, from Holi to Ekadashi day. Check their time and venues to celebrate here!

March is a big month of the year with the biggest events such as International Women’s Day in the world and Holi festival, one of the most popular holidays in March 2020 in India.

The International Women’s day marks the celebration for the achievements of women across the world. Women’s Day 2020 falls on Sunday, March 8 with many activities, parties, and gifts to respect women. Meanwhile, Holi is one of the most popular events in India, calling as “festival of colors”. This occasion is a very carefree festival in all parts of India which giving participants lots of fun by throwing colored powder on each other.

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Holi festival in India grabs the attention of many tourists from all parts of the world

Most popular holidays in March 2020 in India

Indians celebrate many festivals in March 2020 as Ekadashi day, Holi, and Dandi date. In which, Holi is one of the biggest holidays in India with lots of fun. Here is more information about this holiday for a better understanding of not missing them.

1. International Yoga Festival (March 1-7)

The International Yoga Festival is the largest yoga festival with more than 2000 participants from different countries. The festival will take place within the first week of March with main activities as discussions with some of India's leading spiritual leaders, vegetarian cooking classes, and Indian classical dance workshops. During this holiday, Yogees may observe an Ekadashi March day.

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International Yoga Festival

The Yoga day is celebrated in: Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, and Uttarakhand

2. Ekadashi March 2020 (March 6, Friday)

Ekadashi March 2020 comes along with the International Yoga festival. On this occasion, Ekadashi fasting is observed on every 11th Tithi in Hindu calendar with two Ekadashi fasting in a month, during Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Devotees observe Ekadashi fasting to seek the blessings from Lord Vishnu.

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Ekadashi March 2020 falls on March 6th

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3. Attukal Pongala (March 9, Monday)

Attukal Pongala comes out as the world’s largest gathering of women for a religious activity. Outstandingly, this event got the Guinness Book of World Records in 1997 with 1.5 million women attended. This day will take place on the day after the International Women’s day in Attukal Bhagavathi Temple, Trivandrum, and Kerala.

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Attukal Pongala is one of the biggest holidays in March 2020 in India

4. Holi - Festival of Colors (March 9-10, Monday-Tuesday)

Holi is one of the most popular holidays of the year in India. This occasion is the festival of colors with lots of fun and grabs the attention of not only the native but the foreigners visitors from other countries traveling to India. During this holiday, people often throw colored powder to each other to celebrate.

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Holi - Festival of colors

The occasion contains a positive meaning to welcome the spring with blossoming of love which helps people play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. This day takes place on March 9 and ends on March 10 in all corners of India.

>>> How to have a safe Holi: It’s Better To Use Organic Colors In The Holi Festival & Here’s Why

5. Dandi March Date (March 12, Thursday)

Regarding politics, Dandi is one of the most important events marking India’s struggle for independence when Mahatma Gandhi released the Civil Disobedience Movement with his famous Dandi March. This occasion begins on March 12 and ends on April 6. Dandi March or other names Salt Satyagraha gets the non-violent meaning.

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Dandi March Date is on March 12.

6. Gudi Padwa Shoba Yatra (March 25, Wednesday)

Gudi Padwa Shoba Yatra is the Maharashtrian New Year with huge parades in Mumbai. The biggest parades will take place at Girgaum, in south Mumbai, Local people wear traditional clothing that reflect the reign of great warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji. On this occasion, visitors will see sari-clad women riding motorbikes and over 50 floats depicting the culture.

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Gudi Padwa Shoba Yatra - one of interesting holidays in March 2020 in India

This holiday will take place on March 25, 2020, in Mumbai and Maharashtra.

Summary of holidays in March 2020 in India

We have listed here most important holidays in India in March 2020 for you. Basing on the time and venue, you should pick up which one you are keen on and love to join.

Holiday in India Day and date Venues
International Yoga Festival March 1-7 Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Chapchar Kut First week of March Aizawl, Lunglei and Saiha
Ezhara Ponnana March 3, 2020 Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple, Kottayam district, Kerala
Braj Holi Mahotsav March 5-6 Bharatpur, Deeg and Kaman in Rajasthan
Chinakkathoor Pooram March 8 Chinakkathoor Bhagavathi temple, Palappuram, Palakkad district, Kerala
Attukal Pongala March 9 Attukal Bhagavathi Temple, Trivandrum, Kerala
Eternal Mewar Holika Dahan March 9 City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Dandi March Date March 12 India
Holi March 10 India
Shigmo March 10-25 Goa
Kavant Gher Fair March 12 Kavant village
Myoko Festival March 20-30 Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Othara Patayani March 22 to April 1 Sree Puthukulangara Devi Temple, Othara, Pathanamthitta district, Kerala
Bhandara festival March 23 Khandoba temple in Jejuri
Thirunakkara Arattu March 23 Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam district, Kerala
Gudi Padwa Shoba Yatra March 25 Mumbai, Maharashtra
Attuvela Mahotsavam March 26-27 Elankavu Sree Bhagavathy temple, Vadayar, Kottayam district, Kerala
Kodungalloor Bharani festival March 26-28 Kodungalloor Bhagavathy temple, Kodungalloor, Thrissur district, Kerala
Malanada Kettukazcha March 27 Poruvazhi Malanada temple, Adoor, Pathanamthitta district, Kerala
Gangaur March 27-28 Rajasthan
Mewar Festival March 27-29 Udaipur, Rajasthan
Konkan Velas Turtle Festival From early March to May Velas village, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
Rajasthan Festival March 27-30 Jaipur, Rajasthan
Painkuni Festival March 30 to April 8 Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Trivandrum, Kerala

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India is the country of festivals and March is the month to celebrate!

You may wonder why Women's Day or No Smoking Day is not included in the aforementioned list. That's because they are not holidays, but more like celebrations or anniversaries. To check full list of March important days as well as details of those, check Important Days In March 2020 In India & Worldwide.

There are many special events will take place on this March. To not missing any special occasion, you should note down the list and tick to the most important holidays in March 2020 in India that grab your attention. For more information about each event, you should follow Starbiz.com to get the latest news.

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