The government of Chattisgarh has declared holidays on the following days during March. March 4, on account of Maha Shivratri; March 9, on the second week of Saturday as Bank Holiday, March 21, on account of Holi; March 23, on the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|March 4||Monday||Maha Shivaratri|
|March 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|Month Wise Bank Holiday in Chhattisgarh|
All the banks including IDBI Bank, Federal Bank, United Bank of India and IDFC Bank, will remain closed on the second week and fourth week of Saturday.
Maha Shivratri: This festival is celebrated in honour of Lord Shiva.It is a festival which is celebrated annually. The day is observed by remembering Lord Shiva, fasting, chanting prayers, meditating on ethics and virtues such as honesty, self-resistant, noninjury to others, forgiveness. Many people will do jagaran (being awake throughout the night), and one can witness an all-night vigil at Shiva temples across the country.
Holi: Holi festival in Chattisgarh is a two-day affair, and the preparations for the celebration starts before many days. People collect things for puja that take place on the first day of Holi. The arrangements contain Chhattisgarh Jada which is a small tree made to stand in the middle as the Karma Dar. The tree is covered by some dry wooden branches of other trees and leaves of rice. The structure looks similar to that of a hut. The pooja is performed around the hut, mostly in the evening. A Baiga performs the pooja and the puja is for Holika. The next day people apply colour on each other accompanied by delicacies like gujjia, rasgullas, etc.