March 2016 – The Festive Month

So, March 2016 is one of the most festive month. We just celebrated Maha Shivratri and now its time to celebarte Holi.

Oh wait, After Holi, Its Good Friday, and then Shivaji Jayanti and then Eastern Sunday and last but not the least Rangapanchami.

 

Holi – March 23, 2016.

In Mumbai, you will experience this festive 1 week before its starts. Young kids (even elder) throws ballons, filled with water. Now-a-days, It has been replaced by small plastic bags.

Maximum people don’t like this custom, coz now-a-days, people are mixing bad water and other harmful colors, which not only effects human being but also Animals around.

Though Government has applied many rules on this, but still, we get to see such incidents every year.

To know more about Holi click here.

March 2016 – The Festive Month, Holi
 
 

Dhulivandan – March 24, 2016.

This festival marks the beginning of Spring season, which is why it is also referred as the ‘Spring Festival of India’. The main attraction of the festival are lots of colors, fun and fervor.

To know more about Dhulivandhan click here.

To check out Dhulivandan real snaps click here.

March 2016 – The Festive Month, Dhulivandan
 
 

Good Friday – March 25, 2016.

Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. There are a few theories about why Good Friday is called ‘Good Friday‘ probably because ‘good‘ is used to mean ‘holy‘ and that terrible Friday is called ‘Good Friday’ because it led to the Resurrection of Jesus and his victory over death and sin and the celebration of Easter, the very pinnacle of Christian celebrations.

To know more about Good Friday click here.

March 2016 – The Festive Month, Good Friday
 
 

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti – March 26, 2016

Birthday of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is celebrated in Maharasthra as Shivaji Jayanti. As such, Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated on 19 Feb. But according to Hindu customs, Jayanti (Birthdays) are celebrated as per Lunar Days.

Chhatrapati Shivaji is a hero not only for the people of Maharashtra but for those of India as well. On the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti several processions are taken out and people dress up like Shivaji and his associates. The birthday is celebrated on a huge scale and various programmes remembering the achievements of the great ruler are organised.

March 2016 – The Festive Month, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti
 
 

Sankashti Chaturthi – March 27, 2016

Sankashti Chaturthi  also known as Sankata Hara Chaturthi is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. On this day, the devotees observe strict fast. They break the fast at night after having darshan/auspicious sight of the moon preceded by prayers to Lord Ganesha.

Observing this fast is believed to reduce your problems as Lord Ganesha symbolizes the removal of all obstacles and supreme lord of intelligence. Before moonlight the Ganapati Atharvasheersha is recited to invoke the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

March 2016 – The Festive Month, Sankashti Chaturthi
 
 

Easter Sunday – March 27, 2016

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.

Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross.

March 2016 – The Festive Month, Easter Sunday
 
 

Rangapanchami – March 28, 2016

Rangapanchami is celebrated on the fifth day (Panchami) in the dark fortnight of the Hindu lunar month. This bliss is celebrated by throwing colours in the air. Thus, Rang Panchami is a symbol of victory over raja tama.

The festival is particularly popular amongst fisher folk. They celebrate it in on a large scale and revel in the festivities by singing, dancing and merry-making. This special dance provide them means to release all their repressed feelings, needs and desires. People also utter sound through their mouths in a peculiar fashion by striking their mouths with the back of their hands.

The festival of Rangapanchami is also associated with Holi festival but is not very popular as it is more of a traditional festival and is limited to Maharashtra. Some people confuse Rang Panchami with the Holi festival that is celebrated with colors the day after the lighting of fires. The Rangpanchami festival is more closely associated with rural Marathi culture.

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