Next Holi holiday is on

10th March 2020, Tuesday

What is Holi?

Holi

Holi is one of the most popular festivals of Hindu culture. It is observed in Nepal and northern India. Another name for Holi is the "Festival of Colors". It is also known as "Boshonto Utshob" which means the "Spring Festival" or Dolyatra (Doljatra) in West Bengal.

Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi is the name given to the first evening while the follwing day is known as Holi, Phagwah, Dhulandi, Dhuleti or Rangwali Holi.

The first day, bonfires are lit during the night to remind the cremation of the goddess Holika. The second day, people spend their day throwing water and colored powder. Ranga Panchami is observed later at Panchami, which means the fifth day after the full moon marking the end of the feast of colors.

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When is Holi?

How long until Holi?
Next Holi takes place in 92 Days.
Dates of Holi
YearWeekdayDate
2024 Monday25th Mar
2023 Tuesday7th Mar
2022 Friday18th Mar
2021 Sunday28th Mar
2020 Tuesday10th Mar
2019 Thursday21st Mar
2018 Friday2nd Mar
2017 Sunday12th Mar
2016 Wednesday23rd Mar
2015 Friday6th Mar
Duration
1 Day

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