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💦Holi - होली

Holi Date: Holika Dahan: Sunday, 24 March 2024

Holi Festival of Color three days festival, considered as second biggest festival on Hindu calendar after Diwali. The word Holi originates from Holika-Bhakt Prahlad`s Aunty, the evil sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu. The festival itself is believed to have origins from the Prahladapuri Temple.

Related NameHori, Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi, Holika Dahan, Chhoti Holi
Begins TithiPhalgun Shukla Purnima
ReasonBhakt Prahlad and his bua* Holika
CelebrationsHoli with water and colors, Holika Dahan, Bhajan-Geet, Sweets Distribution

होली हिन्दी में पढ़ें

उत्तर भारत में, होली तीन दिनों तक मनाए जाने वाला त्यौहार है, जिसे रंगों का त्यौहार के नाम से भी प्रसिद्ध है।

Holika Dahan Muhurta

Holi 2024 - Holika Dahan Muhurta: [Delhi]
Sunday, 24 March 2024 | 11:13pm - 12:27am 25 March

Rang Holi - Monday, 25 March 2024

Holika Dahan

24 March 2024
Tithi: Falgun Shukla Purnima
Holika Dahan is also known as Chhoti Holi, Basant Purnima and Phalgun Purnima, and in South India it is also known as Kama Dahan. On the first day, the auspicious time for Holika Dahan is to light the fire after sunset. Which happens a day before the main Holi day in which colors are played. So the next day in the morning people start playing Holi with dry and wet colours.


25 March 2024
Tithi: Chaitra Krishna Pratipada
On the second day of Holi, people daubing colour over each other with different colors of gulal or colored water, this process of getting drenched in colors is often referred to as playing Holi. Rangwali Holi, it is the main Holi day and is pronounced as Dhulandi or Dhulendi. Other popular name of Dhulandi is Dhuleti. The most popular slogan of the day is Bura Na Mano Holi Hai.

Duj, Dooj, Dauj

27 March 2024
Tithi: Chaitra Krishna Dwitiya
Similar to Bhai Dooj on Diwali, Dwitiya after Holi is a day of intermingling. Holi is played for two days in Braj region. On the evening of the second day, people wear new clothes and meet friends, relatives and neighbors to distribute sweets. The beginning of Holi Milan has started from this tradition. This day of Duj is also known as Bhai Duj, Bhratri Dwitiya and Duji.

Rang Panchami

30 March 2024
Tithi: Chaitra Krishna Panchami
The festival of Holi celebrated on the fifth day of Chaitra is called Rang Panchami. This festival is celebrated in different regions of India with different methods and reasons. In the Braj region, Rangpanchami is considered to be the concluding day of the five-day Holi festival. Click here for complete information about Rang Panchami

Brij Holi Calendar 2023

27 February 2023 - Phag Invitational Festival - Nandgaon
27 February 2023 - Laddu Mar Holi, Barsana
28 February 2023 - Lathmar Holi, Barsana
01 March 2023 - Lathmar Holi, Nandgaon
01 March 2023 - Lathamar / Rang Holi - Village Rawal
03 March 2023 - Rangotsav, cultural program, Sri Krishna's birthplace
04 March 2023 - Chhadimar Holi, Gokul
07 March 2023 - Holika Dahan, Falain village
07 March 2023 - Dola of Dwarkadhish, Dwarkadhish Temple
09 March 2023 - Huranga of Dauji, Baldev
09 March 2023 - Huranga of Dauji, Baldev
09 March 2023 - Huranga - Jav
09 March 2023 - Charkula dance / cultural program in village Mukhrai
10 March 2023 - Huranga - Village Bathin
13 March 2023 - Mahavan
13 March 2023 - Holi in Ranganathji temple on Rang Panchami

Maghi Poornima

Tithi: Magh Shukla Purnima
Just a month before Holi, from the day of Magh Shukla Purnima, people celebrating Holi, choosing the most sacred place around them, start collecting and keeping the materials related to Holika Dahan there. Then Holika Dahan starts from this holy place and reaches all the houses.

Phulera Dooj

Tithi: Falgun Shukla Dwitiya
Phulera Duj, which is celebrated on Shukla Dwitiya of Phalgun month, is considered a symbol of Holi arrival. The festival of Phulera Duj is celebrated with great pomp in the villages of North India. Preparations for Holi are started only after Phulera Duj. Click here for complete information about Phulera Duj

Famous Places of Holi Festival

Braj region is the place of childhood activities of Bhagwan Shri Krishna, hence Holi of Mathura, Vrindavan, Govardhan, Gokul, Nandgaon and Barsana are famous all over the world. People gather from far and wide to see the traditional Lathmar Holi of Barsana, and enjoy it.

Prahladapuri Temple

It is believed that the original temple of Prahladpuri was built by Prahlad, the son of Hiranyakashyap. Prahladpuri Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located in the city of Multan, Pakistan. The temple is named after Prahlad, an ardent devotee of Bhagwan Vishnu, and is dedicated to Bhagwan Narasimha. Presently it is in ruins, in 1992 this temple was destroyed by Pakistani terrorists.

Related Information

Next Dates(2024)
Holika Dahan: 24 March 2024Dhulendi: 25 March 2024Dauj: 27 March 2024
Yearly / Annual
3 Days
Begins Tithi
Phalgun Shukla Purnima
Ends Tithi
Chaitra Krishna Dwitiya
February / March
Bura Na Mano Holi hai, Happy Holi, Hori hai
Public Holiday
Bhakt Prahlad and his bua* Holika
Holi with water and colors, Holika Dahan, Bhajan-Geet, Sweets Distribution
Imp Places
Brij Bhoomi, Mathura-Vrindavan, Dwarka, Shri Krishna Mandir
Past Dates
Dauj: 9 March 2023, 8 March 2023, Holika Dahan: 7 March 2023, 17 March 2022
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Holi 2024 Dates

Holika Dahan24 March 2024
Dhulendi25 March 2024
Dauj27 March 2024
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