Holashtak 2018 | 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 2018, Holashtak begins on February 23 and ends on March 1.

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 2018 date is March 1.

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 2018 date in Other countries..

Holashtak 2018 in USA (PST) – February 23 to March 1.

Holashtak 2018 in Hawaii – February 23 to March 1.

Holashtak 2018 in USA (MST) – February 23 to March 1.

Holashtak 2018 in USA (EST) – February 23 to March 1.

Holashtak 2018 in Trinidad & Tobago – February 23 to March 1.

Holashtak 2018 in UK – February 23 to March 1.

Holashtak 2018 in UAE & Middle East – February 23 to March 1.

Holashtak 2018 in Malaysia – February 23 to March 1.

Holashtak 2018 in Singapore – February 23 to March 1.

Holashtak 2018 in Australia – February 23 to March 1.

Holashtak 2018 in New Zealand – February 23 to March 1.

Holashtak 2018 in Fiji Islands – February 23 to March 1.

Holashtak in Previous Years

In 2017, Holashtak begins on March 5 and ends on March 13.

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. 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

  2. Amiya says:

    inauspicious buying period around the festival of Holi

  3. Abhiri says:

    when do the inauspicious period of holi end