Festivals in March 2020

Festivals in India are an integral part of the cultural fabric of the country. People in different parts of the country celebrate the festivals together. Meanwhile, certain festivals have become a unique feature of a particular place. Despite the religious or traditional aspects of the festivals, these festivals make way for colorful events that are endowed with a great deal of fun and enthusiasm.

Festivals in March

There are different festivals in India that are celebrated in each month of the year. March invites one of the most colorful festivals. The following festivals are the events that are scheduled for the month of March.

  • Holi (9th March-10th March 2020) - This festival is better known as the 'festival of colors', which is celebrated by the people of the entire country. People play with each other by sprinkling colors of different hues called 'gulal'. It signifies an end of evil and commencement of happier days.

  • Uthralikavu Pooram (25th February 2020) - This temple festival of Kerala is dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is marked by rituals in the evening coupled with performances in folk art. The ambiance is captivating in the light of the traditional glow of temple lamps. A special feature of this festival is a night long performance by elephants that is supported by the traditional beat of the drums.

  • Paripally Gajamela (4th February 2020) - This is another festival of Kerala which witnesses a procession of 50 richly decorated elephants. It is part of an offering that is made to the Goddess of Paripally Kodimootil Sree Bhadrakali temple.

  • Gangaur Festival (27th March 2020) - This is a festival of Rajasthan in which people worship Goddess Gauri who personifies purity and austerity. It is observed by women who gather in processions marked by the traditional colour, gaiety, and music of Rajasthan.

  • Mewar Festival (27th March-29th March 2020) - This is a celebration to mark the beginning of the spring season in Rajasthan. Celebrated on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, this festival is also accompanied by cultural programs, music, and dance. Impressive fireworks are also an attraction of this festival.

  • Attuvela Mahotsavam (27th March 2020) - This is a water carnival in Kerala. Illuminated canoes carrying temple replicas cruise through the waters up to the temple premises. Traditional temple percussion music is also played. The centre of attraction are the colorful canoes other than the elephants.

  • Arattupuzha Pooram (20th March 2020) - This is among the oldest temple festivals and the largest elephant festival in Kerala. A procession of 60 richly decorated elephants is taken out in traditional grandeur.

  • Thirunakkara Arattu (23rd March 2020)- One of the many temple festivals of Kerala, this goes on for ten days at the Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple. Elephant processions and the beat of the traditional drum sound are the characteristics of this festival. There are also traditional Kathakali performances and the peacock dance called Mayilattom in the course of the festival.

  • Ram Navami (2nd April 2020) - This festival marks the birth of Lord Rama. This is an event that is celebrated all over India. The celebration is a combination of rituals and musical performances.

  • Good Friday (10th April 2020) - Jesus Christ was crucified on this day. Therefore the term festival is not appropriate to describe this occasion. However, the day is observed by Christians all over the world when they keep fasts and attend prayer ceremonies in Churches. The same service is held in Churches across the states of India.

Last Updated on : January 10, 2020