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Hindu Festivals in March 2018 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in March 2018

Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in March 2018 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

Hindu Vrat – Fasting - Festivals March 2018

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 – Purnima – Holika Dhan – Holashtak Ends
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 – Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti
  • Friday, March 2, 2018 – Holi festival with colors – Vasanthotsav – Charoli
  • Friday, March 2, 2018 – Chaitra Month begins in North India.
  • Saturday, March 3 – Chitragupta Puja – Bhai Dooj in some regions
  • Saturday, March 3 – Tukaram Beej
  • Monday, March 5 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Fasting
  • Tuesday, March 6 – Rang Panchami
  • Thursday, March 8 - Sheetala Saptami
  • Friday, March 9 – Sheetala Ashtami
  • Tuesday, March 13 – Papamochini Ekadasi – Budhwa Mangal
  • Wednesday, March 14 – Pradosh Vrat – Kharmas Starts in North India
  • Thursday, March 15 – Panguni Masam begins in Tamil Nadu
  • Thursday, March 15 – Meena Masam begins in Kerala
  • Thursday, March 15 – Shiva Chaturdasi Vrat – Hingal Puja – Varuni Parv
  • Thursday, March 16 – Chaitra month begins in Bengal
  • Saturday, March 17 – Snan – Daan – Amavasya
  • Sunday, March 18 – Ugadi – Gudi Padwa – Cheti Chand – Vikram Samvant 2075 begins – Shalivahan Saka 1940 begins – Chaitra Navratri
  • Tuesday, March 20 – Saubhagya Sundari Teej Vrat – Gangaur Pooja
  • Friday, March 23 – Sashti Fasting
  • Sunday, March 25 – Mahashtami Vrat – Mahanavai – Ramnavami – Chaitra Navratri ends
  • Tuesday, March 27 – Kamda Ekadasi Vrat
  • Wednesday, March 28 – Madan Dwadasi, Vamana Dwadasi
  • Thursday, March 29 – Pradosh Vrat – Anang Trayodasi
  • Saturday, March 31 – Hanuman Jayanti – Purnima