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Holi 2024 Date Shubh Muhurat, Puja Timing, About Festival

Holi, often called the “Festival of Colors,” is a vibrant and joyous Hindu festival celebrated across India. It usually takes place in March, marking the arrival of spring. The festival spans over two days, starting with Holika Dahan, where people light bonfires to symbolize the triumph of good over evil. The main celebration occurs the next day, known as Rangwali Holi.

During Rangwali Holi, people play with colored powders and water, spreading laughter and cheer. The festival breaks social barriers, as people of all ages, backgrounds, and statuses come together to share the colorful revelry. Traditional sweets and festive foods are exchanged, and music and dance fill the air. Holi transcends religious and cultural boundaries, becoming a time for unity, forgiveness, and renewal. It is a day to celebrate the diversity of life and the vibrant hues that symbolize the triumph of love and joy.


Holi 2024 Puja Date and Time

Holi 2024

Event Date & Time Day
Holika Dahan 24th March, 2024 Sunday
Holika Dahan Muhurta 11:13 PM to 12:27 Sunday
Dulehndi or Rangwali Holi 25th March, 2024 Monday
Bhadra Punchha 06:33 PM to 07:53 PM Monday
Bhadra Mukha 07:53 PM to 10:06 PM Monday
Holika Dahan during Pradosh with Bhadra
Purnima Tithi Begins 09:54 AM on Mar 24, 2024 Sunday
Purnima Tithi Ends 12:29 PM on Mar 25, 2024 Monday

Interesting Facts About Holi

  1. Festival of Colors: Holi is famously known as the “Festival of Colors,” reflecting the joyous tradition of smearing vibrant colored powders on friends and family.
  2. Spring Celebration: Holi is celebrated in March, marking the arrival of spring in India. It signifies the end of winter and the onset of warmer, colorful days.
  3. Holika Dahan: The festival begins with Holika Dahan, where bonfires are lit to symbolize the victory of good over evil. People gather around these bonfires, sing and dance.
  4. Legend of Prahlada: Holika Dahan is linked to the legend of Prahlada, a devotee of Lord Vishnu, who survived the flames while his evil aunt Holika perished.
  5. Rangwali Holi: The main celebration involves Rangwali Holi, where people play with colored powders and water. It’s a day of exuberant fun and laughter.
  6. Thandai and Sweets: Special festive drinks like Thandai (a spiced milk drink) and a variety of sweets are prepared and shared during Holi.
  7. Traditional Music and Dance: Folk songs and dance performances are an integral part of Holi celebrations, adding to the festive atmosphere.
  8. Dhulandi in Brij Region: In the Brij region, especially in Mathura and Vrindavan, Holi is celebrated with unique traditions like Lathmar Holi, where women playfully hit men with sticks.
  9. Eco-Friendly Holi: In recent times, there’s a growing emphasis on celebrating an eco-friendly Holi, using natural and herbal colors to reduce environmental impact.
  10. Community Bonding: Holi brings people together, breaking social barriers, as everyone participates in the colorful revelry regardless of age, caste, or social status.
  11. Holi Around the World: Holi is celebrated not only in India but also in various parts of the world, especially in communities with a significant Indian diaspora.
  12. Holika Pyre Rituals: Before lighting the Holika pyre, people often perform rituals like circling the fire and making offerings to ward off evil spirits.
  13. Historical Connection: Some historians believe that the ancient festival of Holi has its roots in various Hindu legends and the agricultural practices of celebrating the harvest.
  14. Color Run and Festivals: Inspired by Holi, events like the “Color Run” have gained popularity globally, featuring participants running through colorful powder stations.
  15. Symbolism of Colors: Each color used during Holi holds symbolic significance; for example, red symbolizes love and fertility, while yellow represents knowledge and learning.

Check All Hindu Festival Date, Shubh Muhurat & Puja Timing

Akshay Tritiya Durga Puja Holi  Krishna Janmaashtami  Rath Yatra
Bhogi  Dussehra Holika Dahan  Magh Purnima Teej
Chhath  Ganesh Chaturthi Kalash Sthapana  Maha Shivaratri Tulsi Vivah
Dasha Mata Govardhan  Kanya Pujan Makar Sankranti  Ugadi 
Dhanteras Gudi Padwa  Kartika Purnima Nag Panchami Vasant Panchami 
Diwali  Hanuman Jayanti Karva Chauth Raksha Bandhan


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