Maharashtra Day

Maharashtra Day (महाराष्ट्र दिन) commonly known as Maharashtra Diwas also referred to as Maharashtra Din is a state holiday in the Indian state of Maharashtra, commemorating the formation of the state of Maharashtra from the division of the Bombay State on 1 May 1960. 


The state of Maharashtra and Gujarat were formed as a result of this movement according to the Bombay Re-organisation Act, 1960 enacted by the Parliament of India on 25 April 1960. The act came into effect on 1 May 1960, hence the reason of annual celebration.

The Golden Jubilee celebrations for Maharashtra Day were conducted on 1 May 2011 across Maharashtra