Holi 2023: When is Holi? Learn auspicious times, worship methods, and other information!
Holi, the festival of colors, is around the corner. It is celebrated with great fanfare by Hindus across the world and is one of the biggest festivals in India after Diwali. The festivities last for two days – starting with Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan, followed by Dhulandi or Holi of colors. The occasion marks the victory of good over evil. It falls in the Hindu calendar month of Phalgun - between February and March. People celebrate this day with color, water, balloons, and flowers. Children and elders apply gulal to each other and take blessings from their elders. They also meet friends and relatives to celebrate the auspicious, grand celebration and enjoy Holi delicacies like gujiya, thandai, and much more. If you want to know more about this festival like its exact date, history, significance, celebration, auspicious time, worship method, and more, check it out below.
Holi 2023 Date: When is Holi and its auspicious time?
This year Holi is on the 8th of March and Holika Dahan is on the 7th of March. According to the Drik Panchang, the Purnima Tithi will start at 04:17 PM on March 6 and end on March 7 at 06:09 PM. Holika Dahan Tithi will be on March 7 from 06:24 to 08:51. Apart from this, Bhadra Panch Ratri will be from 12:43 to 02:01 and Bhadra Mukha will be from 02:01 to 04:11.
Holi 2023 Celebrations:
The auspicious festival of Holi is celebrated with great pomp in places related to Lord Krishna called Braj Kshetra – Mathura, Vrindavan, Govardhan, Gokul, Nandgaon, and Barsana. During Holika Dahan, people burn bonfires to symbolize the victory of good over evil. The next day they get up early in the morning and play with color or gulal. Children fill water in balloons and toy guns and play with their friends. People also enjoy sweet dishes and thandai specially prepared for the festival.