Maharashtra State Holiday List 2024

Maharashtra, a state in western India, is known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant festivals. This article is going to discuss in detail about  Maharashtra State Holiday List 2024.Some of the most celebrated state festivals in Maharashtra include:

  1. Ganesh Chaturthi: Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most significant and widely celebrated festivals in Maharashtra. It marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god. The festival involves the installation of Ganesha idols in homes and public pandals, elaborate decorations, cultural events, and processions. The immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies (Visarjan) marks the conclusion of the festival.
  2. Diwali: Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated with enthusiasm in Maharashtra. Homes are decorated with lamps, rangoli, and flowers. People exchange sweets and gifts, burst fireworks, and participate in cultural events.
  3. Gudi Padwa (Marathi New Year): Gudi Padwa marks the Marathi New Year and is celebrated with the raising of a Gudi (a decorated pole with a flag) outside homes. Traditional sweets and dishes are prepared, and cultural events take place.
  4. Makar Sankranti (Uttarayan): Makar Sankranti is celebrated with kite flying and special foods like tilgul (sesame and jaggery sweets). People gather on rooftops to fly kites, and various competitions are organized during this festival.
  5. Pola: Pola is a festival celebrated by farmers to honor and worship their bulls. Bulls are decorated and paraded through the village, and rituals are performed to seek their blessings for a good harvest.
  6. Nag Panchami: Nag Panchami is dedicated to the worship of snakes. People offer prayers to snake deities and visit temples. Images of snakes are drawn on the ground, and milk is offered to snakes as a gesture of reverence.
  7. Navaratri and Durga Puja: Navaratri is celebrated with traditional dances like Garba and Dandiya Raas. In some parts of Maharashtra, Durga Puja is also celebrated with elaborate decorations, cultural events, and processions.
  8. Polashi: Polashi is a unique festival celebrated by the Koli community, the traditional fisherfolk of Maharashtra. It involves the worship of their fishing gear and boats, seeking blessings for a safe and bountiful catch.
  9. Kojagiri Purnima: Kojagiri Purnima is celebrated on the full moon night in October. People stay awake through the night, participate in cultural events, and consume a special beverage called “Kojagiri” made from milk, spices, and herbs.
  10. Elephanta Festival: The Elephanta Festival is a cultural event held on Elephanta Island near Mumbai. It features classical and folk dance performances, music concerts, and showcases the diverse cultural heritage of Maharashtra.
Republic Day26-Jan-2024 Friday
Holi25-Mar-2024 Monday
Good Friday29-Mar-2024 Friday
Id-ul-Fitr11-Apr-2024 Thursday
Ram Navami17-Apr-2024 Wednesday
Mahavir Jayanti21-Apr-2024 Sunday
Buddha Purnima23-May-2024 Thursday
Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)17-Jun-2024 Monday
Muharram17-Jul-2024 Wednesday
Independence Day15-Aug-2024 Thursday
Janmashtami (Vaishnava)26-Aug-2024 Monday
Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad
16-Sep-2024 Monday
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday2-Oct-2024 Wednesday
Dussehra12-Oct-2024 Saturday
Diwali (Deepavali)31-Oct-2024 Thursday
Guru Nanak’s Birthday15-Nov-2024 Friday
Christmas Day25-Dec-2024 Wednesday

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