Holashtak 2017, 8-day Holi Festival in North India

Holashtak is a period of eight days observed from Shukla Saptami or Ashtami in Falgun month to Falgun Purnima. In 2017, Holashtak begins on March 5 and ends on March 13.

It is mainly celebrated in North India and the period is considered inauspicious for Shubh karya or any functions.  Basically, Holi festival begins on the day when Holashtak starts and ends on Dhuleti, the next day of Falgun Purnima.

It is to note that Holi festival 2017 date is March 12.

Holashtak is celebrated in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh, and some other North Indian states.

On the starting day of Holashtak, the place for Holika Dahan is chosen and everyday some small sticks are added at the place for Holika Dahan. The nine-day Holi ends on Dhuleti day.

Holashtak 2017 date in Other countries..

Holashtak 2017 in USA (PST) – March 5 to March 13.

Holashtak 2017 in Hawaii – March 5 to March 13.

Holashtak 2017 in USA (MST) – March 5 to March 13.

Holashtak 2017 in USA (EST) – March 5 to March 13.

Holashtak 2017 in Trinidad & Tobago – March 5 to March 13.

Holashtak 2017 in UK – March 5 to March 13.

Holashtak 2017 in UAE & Middle East – March 5 to March 13.

Holashtak 2017 in Malaysia – March 5 to March 13.

Holashtak 2017 in Singapore – March 5 to March 13.

Holashtak 2017 in Australia – March 5 to March 13.

Holashtak 2017 in New Zealand – March 5 to March 13.

Holashtak 2017 in Fiji Islands – March 5 to March 13.

Holashtak in Previous Years

In 2016, Holashtak begins on March 16 and ends on March 23.

In 2015, Holashtak begins on February 26 and ends on March 5.

In 2014, Holashtak was from March 8 to March 16. Holi was on March 16.

In 2013, Holashtak begins on March 20 and ends on March 27. In 2012, Holashtak was from March 1 to 8 March 2012.

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4 Comments

  1. Abhiri says:

    when do the inauspicious period of holi end

  2. Amiya says:

    inauspicious buying period around the festival of Holi

  3. Sukumara says:

    holika dahan muhurat 2016 & holastak begin time

    • ajay dhawan says:

      holasstak start hota h asthmi start hone se … means jis day asthmi start hogi infact jis time tabhi se holastak start maane jaate h and upto purnima k end hone tak