Holi, the festival of colours is celebrated with utmost gaiety and fervor in India. In 2017, Holi festival date is March 12 & 13.
March 12, 2017 – Holika Dahan, Holi Purnima
March 13, 2017 – 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 2017 date in Other countries..
Holi 2017 in USA (PST) – March 12
Holi 2017 in Hawaii – March 12
Holi 2017 in USA (MST) – March 12
Holi 2017 in USA (EST) – March 12
Holi 2017 in Trinidad & Tobago – March 12
Holi 2017 in UK – March 12
Holi 2017 in UAE & Middle East – March 12
Holi 2017 in Malaysia – March 12
Holi 2017 in Singapore – March 12
Holi 2017 in Australia – March 12
Holi 2017 in New Zealand – March 12
Holi 2017 in Fiji Islands – March 12