Holi is a festival of colors and it is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily observed in India and Nepal and by Hindu and Indians all over the world. It is also known as Phagwah and Basantotsav (“spring festival”).
The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli in Sanskrit, or Dhulheti, Dhulandi, Dhulendi or Dhulivandan, is celebrated by people throwing scented powder and perfume at each other.
As per the Hindu calendar, Holi is celebrated on the Phalgun Purnima which comes in month of February or March in the Gregorian Calendar.
The festival has many purposes. First and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. On the first day of this festival, Hindus participate in a public bonfire.
Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. The colorful festival bridges the social gap and renew sweet relationships. On this day, people hug and wish each other ‘Happy Holi’.
When is Holi and Dhuleti Date in 2016 :
In 2016, Holi will be celebrated on 23rd March 2016 and Dhuleti will be celebrated on 24th March 2016.