Holi is one of the most popular festivals of the Hindu culture. It is observed in Nepal and North India. Another name for Holi is the “Festivals of Colors”. It is also known as Boshonto Utshob i.e spring festival or Dolyatra (Doljatra) in West Bengal.
Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi is the name given to the first evening. And the next day is known as Holi, Phagwah, Dhulandi, Dhuleti or Rangwali Holi.
Bonfires are being lit up at night in order to specify burning Holika on the first day. People spend their day throwing water and colored powder at each other on the second day. The occurrence of Rangapacnchami is observed later on a Panchami i.e the fifth day of the full moon that marks the end of the festivals comprising of colors.