Maharashtra Day is celebrated on May 1st every year to commemorate the formation of the state of Maharashtra. On this day in 1960, the state of Bombay was divided into two states based on linguistic and cultural differences, and the Marathi-speaking regions were formed into the state of Maharashtra.
Maharashtra Day is a significant day for the people
of Maharashtra, as it marks the beginning of a new era in the history of the state. The day is
celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor across Maharashtra, with various cultural programs, parades, and events held in different parts of the state.
On this day, the state government also felicitates individuals who have made significant contributions to the state in different fields, such as literature, science, and social work. The celebrations usually start with a flag hoisting ceremony, and the state anthem “Jai Bhimrao” is sung.
Overall, Maharashtra Day is a day of pride and celebration for the people of Maharashtra, who take great pride in their language, culture, and heritage.