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Holi in 2024, When Is the Holi, Why Is Holi Celebrated, Date of Holi in 2024

Holi: The festival of colours. During school when we were taught about HOLI, ‘the festival of colours’ was always added with it.
In this article, there will be information regarding the Indian Spring festival Holi. When is Holi in 2024? What is the significance of Holi? What is Barsana Holi? How to celebrate Holi? and many more, so let’s find out!

Holi in 2024.

Holi is a two day festival, Holika Dahan or Choti Holi which is celebrated a day before Holi and Dhulandi on main day.

Date of Holi in 2024
Date of Holi in 2024

The Holi celebrations start on the evening of Purnima and it falls on the Hindu calendar month of Phalguna every year, so this year Holi is going to celebrated on 25th March, Monday and Choti Holi on 24th March, Sunday, these dates are decided according to the Hindu calendar.
People across the country celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm and happiness every year. Holi has various names in different states most common is Dhulandi, then Dol Purnima, Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Manjal Kuli, Yaosang, Ukuli Jajiri, Shigmo or Phagwa.

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What is the significance of Holi?

Holi has it’s great religious significance among Hindus and is considered as one of the most important festivals in Hindu religion, people celebrate this festival with immense happiness and enthusiasm. Holi is known as the ‘festival of love’ or ‘festival of colours’. This festival is celebrated when all religions of people come together and set aside their differences, play holi with coloured powder known as gulal, the coloured gulal is usually formed with different flowers and herbs, which symbolises meanings.
The day before Holi, Holika Dahan is celebrated which symbolises the burning of negativity, ego and evil energies from one’s life. It is a reminder that good always triumphs over evil.

What is Barsana Holi? Why is holi celebrated in Barsana?

The town Barsana is known as the birthplace of Radha Rani, where ‘Lathmar Holi’ is very famous and is celebrated every year with great enthusiasm. Men splash colours and water on women and women then use sticks to playfully hit men and chase them away, this unique festival symbolises the love between Radha and Krishna and draws thousand of tourists and devotees to Barsana every year.

Why Is Holi Celebrated
Why Is Holi Celebrated

People from all around the world visit Barsana especially to celebrate and witness ‘Lathmar Holi’. The festival is symbol of love, unity and brotherhood, as according to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna used to visit Barsana with his friends from Nandgaon to play

Usually ‘Lathmar Holi’ is celebrated 4-5 days before Holi, but this year it will be celebrated on 24th March, Sunday.

How to celebrate Holi?

This auspicious festival you can celebrate with your friends and family, here are some ways you can celebrate:

  • A day before Holi, you can perform the Holika dahan with your family and friends.
  • You can decorate your home with flowers and colours.
  • Make Holi sweets such as Gujiya, Mathri and Ras malai at home
  • You can also play Holi with eco friendly colours, water balloons.
  • You can also host a holi themed party where you can sing and dance with your friends and family.
How to celebrate Holi
How to celebrate Holi

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Saina Bagga

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