Holi is one of the major festivals of India and is celebrated on different dates every year. This great Indian festival is observed at the end of the winters in the month of March after the full Moon. A day before Holi a large bonfire is lit that helps in burning out the evil spirits and that whole process is called as Holika Dahan.

Holi Celebration Date 2020

Holi: 10th March 2020
Holika Dahan: 09th March 2020

Holi Celebration Date 2021

Holi: 29th March 2021
Holika Dahan: 28th March 2021
Detailed information on Holi Dates
Timing: It is highly prohibited to perform the bonfire of the Holika Dahan before the Sunset as that can be not really be the cause for bringing in a lot of misfortune in life. It must be performed on a specific time on the Purnima Tithi only after the Sunset. It is very important to choose a good Muhurat in order to perform the ritual of Holika Dahan. Ideally it must be performed on Pradosh Kaal when the night and day are believed to meet each other.
It is prohibited to perform the ritual of Holika Dahan until the Bhadra Tithi. Also, the the exact time for the same varies from state to state all over in India.
Perfect Timing for 2020 Holika Dahan:
In Mumbai - 18:47 to 21:11
In Delhi – 18:26 to 20:52
On the day of Holika dahan, a special type of Puja has to be performed so as to keep children and the other family members in good of the health and keep away from them all types of evils.
The celebration of Holika Dahan is carried out in order in the remembrance of the Holika. In an attempt to fulfil the wish of her demon brother Holika tried to sit in the fire and burn him as he worshipped Lord Vishnu and not her brother. As she had that blessing of not getting affected by the fire so she sat with Prahalada in the fire. But, because of the great devotion of Prahalada, he was saved and Holika was burnt
On the day of Holi, people enjoy by splashing colors over each other and they also play with liquid colors. This part of playing with colours goes on till the end of the afternoon and from the evening people start off with preparing delicious meals.
Also in various parts of the country Holi is celebrated in different way and with different names.
Holi celebration in Vrindavan and Mathura
Holi celebration in Vrindavan is a week-long celebration and that it starts with the Phoolon wali Holi that starts by splashing flowers at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan during Aanola Ekadasi at 4 p.m. The week-long celebration of Holi Vrindavan will be starting on 4th of March 2020. The celebration will be concluding of 10th of March 2020 which is the day before Holi celebration when people throw colors over each other. During afternoon the celebration starts in Mathura at around 3 p.m.
Lathmar Holi
There is the tradition of beating up the men by women in the village of Nandgaon and Barsana which is performed a week before the Holi celebration. Lathmar Holi in 2020:
In Barsana – 4th March
In Nandgaon – 5th March
So go ahead mark the Holi date 2020 in your personal calendar and start preparing for Holi 2020!!
MARCH 2020

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