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 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.
|Wednesday||January 26 2022||Republic Day|
|Tuesday||March 01 2022||Maha Shivaratri|
|Friday||March 18 2022||Holi|
|Thursday||April 14 2022||Mahavir Jayanti|
|Friday||April 15 2022||Good Friday|
|Tuesday||May 03 2022||Eid-ul-fitar|
|Monday||May 16 2022||Buddha Purnima|
|Sunday||July 10 2022||Eid-ul-adha|
|Monday||August 08 2022||Muharram|
|Monday||August 15 2022||Independence Day|
|Friday||August 19 2022||Janmashtami|
|Sunday||October 02 2022||Gandhi Jayanti|
|Wednesday||October 05 2022||Dussehra|
|Sunday||October 09 2022||Id-e-milad|
|Monday||October 24 2022||Diwali|
|Tuesday||November 08 2022||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|Sunday||December 25 2022||Christmas|