Holi in India in 2022

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When is Holi in 2022?

Holi in 2022 is on the Tuesday, 10th of March (10/03/2022).

Holi is an ancient Hindu festival which is celebrated in almost all the parts of India. It is also called Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi and Phagwah. It is a festival of colors. On this day, people come together to celebrate holi with one another forgetting all their resentments. It starts from the evening of Purnima in the Hindu calendar month of Phalguna and ends on the following day. On the evening of Purnima, holikadahan is performed and this day is also called as Chhoti Holi. The next day, when colors are played, is called Holi.

Holikadahan is performed by the people who gather and perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire. Holika was the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu. Hiranyakashipu was disappointed with his son Prahlad for being him a great devotee of Lord Narayan instead of Hiranyakashipu. Holika was commanded by Hiranyakashipu to enter in the fire with Prahlad. Even though she had a boon that she could not get damaged by the fire at all, she was killed whereas Prahlad was saved by Lord Narayan. Hence this festival is celebrated as a victory of good over bad.

On Holi, children and young people usually form groups and apply dry or wet colours to one another. They also play with pichkaris (water guns filled with colored water) and colored water balloons.

Holi in India

Holi celebration is also performed in Braj region on India where Lord Krishna used to play Holi with his beloved Radha. Holi celebrates the beginning of Spring season.

Holi in India

List of Holidays in India in 2022

WednesdayJanuary 26 2022Republic Day
TuesdayMarch 01 2022Maha Shivaratri
FridayMarch 18 2022Holi
ThursdayApril 14 2022Mahavir Jayanti
FridayApril 15 2022Good Friday
TuesdayMay 03 2022Eid-ul-fitar
MondayMay 16 2022Buddha Purnima
SundayJuly 10 2022Eid-ul-adha
MondayAugust 08 2022Muharram
MondayAugust 15 2022Independence Day
FridayAugust 19 2022Janmashtami
SundayOctober 02 2022Gandhi Jayanti
WednesdayOctober 05 2022Dussehra
SundayOctober 09 2022Id-e-milad
MondayOctober 24 2022Diwali
TuesdayNovember 08 2022Guru Nanak Jayanti
SundayDecember 25 2022Christmas