• Holidays in March 2019

    This page is extremely useful for you to understand the dates and days of the festival holidays, regional holidays, national holidays and bank holidays in the month of March 2019. The page consolidates the list of holidays declared in the Indian states. If you are a working professional, you shall be able to plan your leaves. If you are a businessman, you shall be able to stock festival-specific items to be sold during festival holidays. The list of holidays in March 2019 helps you plan a vacation to the destinations of your choice.

    List of Holidays in March 2019

    The following table outlines holidays in March 2019:

    Holiday Date Day Remarks
    Chapchar Kut 4 March Monday Mizoram
    Maha Shivratri 4 March Monday Many states
    Birthday of Hazrat Ali 20 March Wednesday Observed only in Uttar Pradesh
    Yaoshang Second Day 21 March Thursday Manipur
    Holi 21 March Thursday Observed in many states
    Doljatra 21 March Thursday West Bengal
    Bihar Diwas 22 March Friday Bihar
    Shaheed Diwas of Bhagat Singh 23 March Saturday Punjab and Rajasthan
    Shahidi Divas S Bhagat Singh Ji 23 March Saturday Haryana

    List of Bank Holidays in March 2019

    The following table illustrates the bank holidays in March 2018:

    Holiday Date Day Remarks
    Maha Shivratri 4 March Monday National except for Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Madhya Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal.
    Panchayat raj Divas 5 March Tuesday Odisha
    Losar 7 March Thursday Sikkim
    Birthday of Hazrat Ali 20 March Wednesday Uttar Pradesh
    Holi 20 March Wednesday Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal
    Holi 21 March Thursday National except for Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Uttarakhand
    Doljatra 21 March Thursday West Bengal
    Yaoshang Second Day 21 March Thursday Manipur
    Bihar Diwas 22 March Friday Bihar
    Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom Day 23 March Saturday Punjab and Haryana

    Bank Holidays in March 2019 on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays

    As per the notification of the Reserve Bank of India, all the public and private sector banks observe public holidays on the second and fourth Saturdays each month. The first and third Saturdays will be regular working days for banks. The bank employees have to work on the fifth holiday if there are five Saturdays in a month. The banks will remain shut on 9 March 2019, the second Saturday of the month, and on 23 March 2019, the fourth Saturday of the month.

    A brief description of the Festival Holidays in March 2019

    • Chapchar Kut: Chapchar is a colorful harvest festival of Mizoram and is celebrated by multi-cultured people in the state. Women perform the bamboo dance as a part of the festival celebration. Every community living in the state exhibits its traditional form of dance.
    • Maha Shivaratri: Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to the God Shiva. The devotees of the God Shiva observe fast, visit the nearest Shiva temple to perform the rituals, and also participate in the night jagaranas in remembrance of the God. Maha Shivaratri is a public holiday in March 2019 in several states.
    • Hazrat Ali Birthday: The Jayanti of Hazrat Ali, who was the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, is observed on the thirteenth day of Rajab according to the Islamic calendar. Hazrat Ali is recognised for his extraordinary contributions and devotion to the community of Islam. Hazrat Ali Birthday is a restricted holiday in March 2019 in Uttar Pradesh.
    • Yaoshang Second Day: Yaosang is a 5-day spring festival observed in Manipur. Cultural sports and events are organised on the second day of Yaoshang at the Govindajee Temple. Like Holi, the Hindus play with colors.
    • Holi: Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, signifies the victory of good over evil. The festival of Holi, which lasts for a night and a day, is observed in many parts of India. Families, friends and relatives play with colors on the festival day.
    • Doljatra: West Bengal celebrates Doljatra with pride and the people in the state worship Krishna and Radha. Like Holi, Doljatra is also a festival of colors. Some places organise bhajans and poojas. The idols of Krishna and Radha are placed on an attractively designed buggy.
    • Bihar Diwas: Bihar Day or Bihar Diwas is observed on 22 March every year. It was the day on which Bihar was formed. Bihar Day is a public holiday in Bihar. While government offices remain closed, schools organise several programs for students.
    • Shaheed Diwas of Bhagat Singh: Punjab and Rajasthan celebrate Shaheed Diwas in remembrance of Bhagat Singh, who was a revolutionary and great freedom fighter and was hanged on 23 March 1931.

    List Of Holidays In March 2018

    The following table outlines holidays in March 2018:

    Date Day Holiday
    01 March 2018 Thursday Holi Dahan
    02 March 2018 Friday Holi
    18 March 2018 Sunday Ugadi
    18 March 2018 Sunday Cheti Chand
    18 March 2018 Sunday Gudi Padwa
    22 March 2018 Friday Bihar Diwas
    23 March 2018 Friday Shaheedi Divas of Bhagat Singh,Rajguru and Sukhdev
    23 March 2018 Friday Shahidi Divas S. Bhagat Singh Ji
    25 March 2018 Sunday Ram Navami
    29 March 2018 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti
    30 March 2018 Friday Good Friday
    30 March 2018 Friday Hazrat Ali's Birthday

    Bank Holidays In March 2018

    The following table illustrates the bank holidays in March 2018:

    Date Day Festival States
    01 March 2018 Thursday Holi West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Telangana
    02 March 2018 Friday Holi National except West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, Kerala, Telangana
    05 March 2018 Sunday Panchayati Raj Divas Orissa
    18 March 2018 Sunday Ugadi Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Maharashtra, Karnataka
    18 March 2018 Sunday Telugu New Year  
    18 March 2018 Sunday Sajibu Nongmapanba  
    20 March 2018 Tuesday Sarhul  
    22 March 2018 Thursday Bihar Day Bihar
    23 March 2018 Friday Bhagat Singh Matryrdom Day Punjab, Haryana
    25 March 2018 Sunday Ram Navami  
    29 March 2018 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
    30 March 2018 Friday Good Friday National except Jammu Kashmir and Haryana
    31 March 2018 Saturday Jayanti of Hazarat Ali Uttar Pradesh
    31 March 2018 Saturday Easter Sunday  

    The aforementioned dates of regional public and restricted holidays have been taken from the most authenticated and latest references. There is a possibility that the holiday dates for certain Islamic festivals and the festivals of other communities may be revised later on. We are not responsible under such circumstances.

    News About March 2018 Holidays

    • Banks to operate till 8 pm on 31 March

      All the banks, which receive the government payments, have been instructed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to keep the counter(s) managing the government banking open till 8 p.m. on 31 March 2018, the final working day of the financial year 2017-2018. As per the circular dispensed by the RBI, all government-related banking activities should be booked within the similar fiscal year. Moreover, agency banking institutions have been directed to keep the counter(s) handling government activities open until 8 pm on 31 March 2018. The RBI has also instructed Ayakar Seva Kendras (ASKs) and Income Tax Officers to operate even to holidays to help customers file IT returns prior to the end of the present financial year 2017-2018. They will operate from March 29 to March 31.

      29 March 2018

    • 31 March will be a working day for banks

      On Monday, 26 March 2018, the All India Bank Officers Confederation (AIBOC) discharged gossips interspersing on social media channels that banking institutions shall remain closed for five successive days in a row beginning from 29 March 2018. Banks shall not remain off on 31 March 2018, which is the final working day of the financial year 2017-2018. There are no continuous bank holidays. D. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev, who has presently been serving as a General Secretary of the All India Bank Officers Confederation, confirmed the same. He said that banks will not work on Friday on the occasion of Good Friday and on Thursday on account of Mahaveer Jayanthi. Saturday is a working day since it is the fifth Saturday. On 2 April 2018, there shall be a bank holiday.

      28 March 2018

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