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5 Festivals Celebrated in India in March 2020

Yoga Festival, Rishikesh:
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March is the spring welcoming month in India. If you are planning to visit India, March is the best month for you. This month is filled with joy and fun festivals which involves rural music, feasts, folk dances and many more. The states like Kerala, Rajasthan and Goa are the best places to enjoy in March. The most popular festival, Holi will be celebrated in this month.

List of 5 festivals celebrated in March 2020:

  1. Yoga Festival, Rishikesh:

International yoga festival will be held in Rishikesh, the yoga capital of India. It is located in the banks of Ganga river and the festival will be held at Paramartha Niketan. People from 80 countries will attend this largest gathering. There will more than 2000 participants for this festival.

Yoga class will be held by International yoga teachers which are followed by discussions. Other events also held like Indian classical dance workshop, Vegetarian cooking classes and many more.

Date: March 1-7, 2020

  1. Holi:

Holi is the festival of dazzling colours and joy. It is celebrated in almost every state and is a symbol of victory. The day before the holi normally referred to as Choti Holi will be celebrated in the Northern states where they will burn the effigy of Holika demon.

Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh is the best place to witness Holi, as it is celebrated with flowers. Foreign tourists will feel amazed by the Holi celebrations at Jaipur and Mathura. Pushkar in Rajasthan is also must visit the place on Holi.

Date: March 10, 2020

  1. Elephant Festival:

Animals will be worshipped as gods in India. Elephant festival is the best example of that. This festival will be celebrated every year at Jaipur in March. On that day, Elephants are considered as a resemblance of Lord Ganesha.

Elephants will be decorated with heavy jewellery and jhools. You will come across horses, camels, elephants and folk dancers in this festival. Events like Elephant race, Elephant polo, a tug-of-war with elephants will be held during this elephant. Few of the elephants are even be facilitated at the end of the event. Enjoy this festival while travelling through the Palace on Wheels luxury train.

Date: March 10, 2020

  1. Gudi Padwa:

Gudi Padwa is the major festival celebrated in South India. This is considered as the new year for Hindus. This day is to be believed that Lord Brahma created this world. It is the festival full of fun, feasts and rites.

The festival is started with a ceremonial bath followed by decorating the houses with thoran. A special dish named Holige or Obbattu will be made in Karnataka for this festival. The significant dish will be made with a mixture of sweet jaggery and neem.

Date: March 25, 2020

  1. Shigmo:

Shigmo is the famous spring festival celebrated in Goa during March. This is popularly called as Shishirotsava or shigmotsav. The celebrates starts from 5th day of Falgun and continues till the full moon day.The colourful traditional dress will be wearing during the 5th day of the festival, Rang Panchami.

Shigmo is the Goa version of Holi, where the people spray red colour on each other during this day. Most attractive of organized gatherings during Shigmo is the horse dance that involves the participation of men is dressed like horses.

Date: March 10, 2020

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