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The month of March is named after Mars, according to the Gregorian calendar. Mars is the Roman God of War. The month of March brings with it the promise of warmer, sunny days, ideal for gardening when it brings the first day of spring with the vernal equinox. The March equinox that occurs in the northern hemisphere marks the advent of the spring season. It signifies the migration of birds and mating for animals. Plants grow in abundance. March is the season of many tints and brings with it a plethora of hues to make the monochrome landscape colorful.
India is a country with a divergent population comprising of numerous religions, cultures, communities, languages, traditions, and customs. The festivals celebrated across the country are diverse and reflect the rich and vibrant culture, history, and traditions of the country.
In accordance with the Hindu calendar, most festivals are celebrated based on the position of the Sun and the Moon. The festivals also defer according to the region and have different time zones. Most festivals include some significant days of fasting. Holi, the Festival of Colors, and an important festival of this month is celebrated mostly across North India.