Maharashtra day celebration marks the formation of the state of Maharashtra in the year 1960.
Maharashtra attained statehood on 1st May 1960. So, the day is organized as Maharashtra Day in Maharashtra. The state government organizes the main function in Mumbai. Maharashtra Day is held at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai. The governor of the state takes the salute at the ceremonial parade, comprising members of the state reserve police force, Brihanmumbai Commando Force, home guards, civil defence, fire brigade and city police.