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Festivals In March In India

10 Famous Festivals In March In India In 2024

In India, festivals are the core of our existence. These carnivalesque celebrations foster harmony and brotherhood in the community while rejoicing in our rich cultural and religious legacy. People from different backgrounds come together to celebrate festivals in March, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, gender, or ethnicity, which speak volumes about the strong foundation of our distinctive culture. As we revel in the Spring season, let us gear up for the vivacious incandescence manifested in March festivals.

Just like other months, festivals in March are harvest and religion based. Every festival has its unique significance and paints a lovely picture of India’s rich cultural heritage. Get ready to enjoy the most amazing and colourful celebrations awaiting you!

Here, we bring you a well-curated list of festivals in March 2024 in India that will fill your heart with joy, excitement, and happiness. 

List of Upcoming Festivals in March 2024 in India

Come March, and we can't stop thinking about the events and festivals of India that will follow; Holi is the favourite of them all. Be it the traditional ones or the fun ones, March month festivals are never low on the fun quotient. So, without wasting a second, let's go through the list of festivals in March 2024 we will celebrate and enjoy in the month of March. 

  • Maha Shivratri. The Great Night of Shiva
  • Holi
  • Bhumchu Festival
  • Brij Mahotsav
  • Hola Mohalla
  • International Yoga Festival
  • Rang Panchami
  • Sheetla Saptami
  • Aarattu
  • Ramnavami 

1. Maha Shivratri. The Great Night of Shiva

(March 8) 

A night of spiritual significance, Maha Shivratri is celebrated throughout the country with great devotion and religious fervour. On this day, Lord Shiva or the Adi Guru, is worshipped as a God. People observe fast on this day and offer fruits, milk, and sweets to the divine deity, seeking his blessings! 

  • Location.
  •  India Entry Fee. No Fee 
  • Major Attractions of Mahashivratri. Shivratri Jagran, Mahamrityunjay mantra jap, 
  • Rudra Abhishek, offering fruits, milk, and sweets to the divine deity.

2. Holi: The Festival of Colours

Holi is a festival that certainly needs no recognition in India or abroad. It is the top-ranking festival in the March 2024 festival list. This day belongs to loved ones, family, and friends as we drench them in colours and savour gujias and malpuas with them. While different states of India have different ways of celebrating this festival, the common ground for all is that it brings colours and positivity to their life. So, no matter how you celebrate Holi, ensure that you do because it does cast a spell on you.

  • When. 25th March 2024
  • Where. India

(March 8) A night of spiritual significance, Maha Shivratri is celebrated throughout the country with great devotion and religious fervour. On this day, Lord Shiva or the Adi Guru, is worshipped as a God. People observe fast on this day and offer fruits, milk, and sweets to the divine deity, seeking his blessings! Location. India Entry Fee. No Fee Major Attractions of Mahashivratri. Shivratri Jagran, Mahamrityunjay mantra jap, Rudra Abhishek, offering fruits, milk, and sweets to the divine deity.

Also Read - 12 Unique Types Of Holi Celebrations Across India

3. Brij Mahotsav | March 24 to March 25, 2024

The Brij region, or Brij Bhoomi of Bharatpur, Rajasthan, is famous as Shri Krishna’s birthplace. And on the special occasion of this festival, artists from the entire state join hands to depict the life of Shri Krishna, known as Krishna Leela. This event is of great importance for the Buddhists as well, as it is said that Lord Buddha built many monasteries in this region where he educated his pupils also.

  • When. 24th March to 25th March 2024
  • Where. Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Also Read -  Famous Festivals Of Rajasthan

4. Hola Mohalla | Commemorates the Bravery of Warriors