When is Holi 2021?

Holi 2021 started on Sunday 28th Mar, 2021 (28/03/2021) 15 days ago

What is 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 following 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.

Dates for Holi from 2015 to 2024

The next occurrence of Holi is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Holi 2024MondayMar 25th in 1077 days
Holi 2023TuesdayMar 7th in 693 days
Holi 2022FridayMar 18th in 339 days
Holi 2021SundayMar 28th 15 days ago
Holi 2020TuesdayMar 10th 398 days ago
Holi 2019ThursdayMar 21st 753 days ago
Holi 2018FridayMar 2nd 1137 days ago
Holi 2017SundayMar 12th 1492 days ago
Holi 2016WednesdayMar 23rd 1846 days ago
Holi 2015FridayMar 6th 2229 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateMar 28, 2021
When? Ended 15 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Hindu Holidays

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