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When is Holi? Holi 2017 Date: 13th March (Holi Calendar)

Holi 2017 Date: Holi, commonly known as the festival of colors is one of the major Hindu festival of the year, which is celebrated throughout the country and also in many more countries around the world. If you are reading this then you may be eagerly waiting for it and looking for the Date of Holi Festival. This year Holika Dahan falls on 12th March and Holi on March 13th 2017. The festival is celebrated in different ways around the country, the most famous one being in Mathura. Here, the festival lasts for 16 days, and is primarily played with flowers.

Happy Holi Date
Happy Holi Date

When is Holi Celebrated

The Holi Festival traditionally celebrates the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and end of winter. The festival falls on the last full moon day of Falgun according to Hindu calendar. It is celebrated sometime in the month of March, usually in the latter half of the month, this year on 13th March. Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika bonfire where people gather, do religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil should be destroyed as the bonfire starts. The next morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi - a free-for-all carnival of colours, where participants play, chase and colour each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight.

When is Holi in 2017

Below is the date of current year on which Holika Dahan and Festival of Holi falls. Usually Holi is celebrated in the month of March.

Holika Dahan- 12th March 2017

Holi- 13th March 2017

Holika Dahan is also known as Chhoti Holi and is referred to Kama Dahanam in South India. The second day is known as Rangwali Holi - the day when people play with colored powder and colored water. Rangwali Holi which is main Holiday is also known as Dhulandi or Dhulandi (धुलण्डी). The other less popular pronunciations of Dhulandi are Dhuleti, Dhuleti.

Holi associated with many legends, including the story of Holika. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. Read out About Holi: Significance, History and Story behind Holi Festival.


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