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Festivals In March In India

Upcoming Festivals In March In India In 2023

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 2023 in India that will fill your heart with joy, excitement, and happiness. 

List of Upcoming Festivals in March 2023 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 2023 we will celebrate and enjoy in the month of March. 

  • Masi Magam | March 6, 2023
  • Holi | March 7, 2023
  • Bhumchu Festival | March 7, 2023
  • Brij Mahotsav | March 7 to March 8, 2023
  • Hola Mohalla | March 8 to March 10, 2023
  • International Yoga Festival | March 8 to March 14, 2023
  • Bhai Dooj | March 9, 2023
  • Rang Panchami | March 12, 2023
  • Sheetla Saptami | March 14, 2023
  • Nalwari Cattle Fair | March
  • Pracheen Kala Kendra and Sangeet Sammelan | March
  • Gudi Padwa | March 22, 2023
  • Chetichand | March 22, 2023
  • Chaitra Navratri | March 22 to March 30, 2023
  • Aarattu | 24 March, 2023
  • Ramnavami | March 30, 2023

1. Masi Magam: A Traditional Festival of Puducherry

This March month festival is celebrated in Puducherry and is traditional. While both French and Tamils culturally dominate the Union Territory, this festival is celebrated by the latter as per their traditions. Masi Magam is observed in the Mashi month of the Tamil Calendar. The rituals of this festival include taking deities for a ceremonial holy bath in the rivers. The grandeur of the festival is such that people from across the globe reach Puducherry to watch it.

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 2023 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. 7th March 2023
  • Where. India

Also Read - 12 Unique Types Of Holi Celebrations Across India

3. Bhumchu Festival | The Destiny-Revealing Festival

Do you know that this festival can reveal the destiny of the entire state? And this is exactly why this festival is celebrated, to mark the day when this revelation is made. The literal meaning of Bhumchu is the sacred vase filled with holy waters, and this festival is celebrated with much pomp and show. This monastery festival is celebrated with the lamas opening the sacred vase to check the water level in the vase. Different levels of water denote different meanings. For instance, the water level until the brim denotes calamities and natural disasters, and a half-filled vase indicates a prosperous and peaceful year ahead.

  • When. 7th March 2023
  • Where. Tashiding Monastery, Sikkim

Also Read - Famous Festivals Of Sikkim

4. Brij Mahotsav | March 7 to March 8, 2023