Maharashtra attained statehood on 1st May 1960. So, the day is ordered as Maharashtra Day in Maharashtra. The state government organizes the major 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 keep back police force, Brihanmumbai Commando Force, home guards, civil defense, fire brigade and city police.