Maharashtra Holiday 2024

Republic Day26 JanuaryFridayNational Holiday
Valentines Day14 FebruaryWednesdayNot a Holiday
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti19 FebruaryMondayRegional Holiday
Maha Shivratri8 MarchFridayRegional Holiday
Holi25 MarchMondayRegional Holiday
Good Friday29 MarchFridayRegional Holiday
Easter Saturday30 MarchSaturdayRegional Holiday
Easter Sunday31 MarchSundayRegional Holiday
Gudi Padwa9 AprilTuesdayRegional Holiday
Eid-ul-fitr10 AprilWednesdayRegional Holiday
Dr Ambedkar Jayanti14 AprilSundayRegional Holiday
Ram Navami17 AprilWednesdayRegional Holiday
Mahavir Jayanti21 AprilSundayRegional Holiday
May Day1 MayWednesdayRegional Holiday
Maharashtra Day1 MayWednesdayRegional Holiday
Mothers Day9 MayThursdayObservance Holiday
Buddha Purnima23 MayThursdayRegional Holiday
Muharram17 JulyWednesdayRegional Holiday
Parsi New Year15 AugustThursdayRegional Holiday
Independence Day15 AugustThursdayNational Holiday
Jhulan Purnima19 AugustMondayRegional Holiday
Raksha Bandhan19 AugustMondayRegional Holiday
Janmashtami26 AugustMondayRegional Holiday
Ganesh Chaturthi7 SeptemberSaturdayRegional Holiday
Gandhi Jayanti2 OctoberWednesdayNational Holiday
Maha saptami10 OctoberThursdayRegional Holiday
Maha Ashtami11 OctoberFridayRegional Holiday
Maha Navami12 OctoberSaturdayRegional Holiday
Vijaya Dashami13 OctoberSundayRegional Holiday
Diwali31 OctoberThursdayRegional Holiday
Bhai Dooj3 NovemberSundayRegional Holiday
Guru Nanak Jayanti15 NovemberFridayRegional Holiday
Christmas Day25 DecemberWednesdayRegional Holiday

Maharashtra is the second-most populous state in the country. It is located in Western India and has a coastline surrounded by the Arabian Sea. It has a majority of the Marathi-speaking population and hence all the Marathi festivals are celebrated with grandeur in this state. The most famous festival is the Nag Panchmi. Nag Panchmi is celebrated in the honor of the Snake God Shesha Nag on the fifth day of the holy month of Shravan. Snake worship is an important ritual in India, and on this festival, cobras made of clay are worshipped in homes.
Gudhi Padwa is the harvest festival of Maharashtra. Gudhi is a symbol of victory, characterized by a bamboo stick with a silk cloth. It is decorated with flowers and has sweets offered to it. People bring in the new year by worshipping the Gudhi and distributing prasad or sweets among the people in the community. Sweet dishes like Shrikhand or Basundi are prepared and eaten by the members of one family and relatives. There are many other grand festivals celebrated in Maharashtra like Ganesh Chaturthi, Narali Poornima, Janmashtmi, Makar Sakranti, Bhau Beej, etc. It is a vast state with numerous celebrations and festivals happening all year round.