When is Holi- March 25 or March 26? All About festival of colours & Holika Dahan timing

Holi is the first major Hindu festival that comes at the start of the New Year and it signifies the victory of good over evil.

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Entire India and the world is all set to celebrate the festival of colours- Holi. On the occasion of Holi, Indian Railways often see a surge in the traveling of people as they head back to their native place from big cities. Holi is the first major Hindu festival that comes at the start of the New Year. Two days are devoted to the festivities, with Dhulandi or Rangwali Holi coming after Choti Holi or Holika Dahan. It marks the victory of good over evil. It takes place in the Hindu month of Phalgun, which falls between February and March. People celebrate the day with balloons, flowers, water, and colours. However, the question arises when is Holi? Below is everything you need to know- 


When is Holi 2024?


According to the Panchang, this year Phalgun Purnima Tithi will start from 09:54 am on March 24 and end the next day i.e. March 25 at 12:29 pm. Holika Dahan is done at night. This year, the auspicious time for Holika Dahan is from 11:13 pm to 12:27 pm. Therefore, you will get a total time of 1 hour 14 minutes for Holika Dahan.


Holi is played the next day after Holika Dahan on Phalgun Purnima. Due to the lunar eclipse on March 25 this year, there is confusion in the minds of people about playing with colors. There is confusion among people about whether Holi is on the 25th of March or the 26th of March. A report quoted an Astrologer who informed that the lunar eclipse will not be visible in India, and its Sutak period will also not be valid. Therefore, Holi will be played on 25th March only.