Holi, the festival of colours is celebrated with utmost gaiety and fervor in India. In 2016, Holi festival date is March 23 & 24.
March 23, 2016 – Holika Dahan, Holi Purnima
March 24, 2016 – Dhulendi, Vasantotsav, Dhulivandhan
Holi is celebrated for seven to ten days in many holy places in North India. Holi is also known as Holi Dhuleti, Dhulandi Holi, Holika, Lathmar Holi, Rang Panchami, Phagu, Dol Yatra, Basantotsav, etc. Holi festival marks the onset of the Vasant rithu or spring season.
Holi festival is celebrated on Full Moon day in Phlagun month, Falgun Purnima. In Mathura, Barsana, and Vrindavan, Holi is celebrated for ten days. It starts with Laddoo Holi and Lathmar Holi in Barsana and continues until Rang Panchami.
Holika Dahan or Kama Dahanam, also known as Choti Holi, is celebrated a day prior to Holi. It marks the burning of evil (Lord Kama).
Holi 2016 date in Other countries..
Holi 2016 in USA (PST) – March 23
Holi 2016 in Hawaii – March 23
Holi 2016 in USA (MST) – March 23
Holi 2016 in USA (EST) – March 23
Holi 2016 in Trinidad & Tobago – March 23
Holi 2016 in UK – March 23
Holi 2016 in UAE & Middle East – March 23
Holi 2016 in Malaysia – March 23
Holi 2016 in Singapore – March 23
Holi 2016 in Australia – March 23
Holi 2016 in New Zealand – March 23
Holi 2016 in Fiji Islands – March 23