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Holi 2023: When will the festival of colours be celebrated this year? Know the correct date and history here

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Holi 2023: Holi, a festival of joy and colours, is eagerly awaited during the spring season in India and around the world. As one of the most popular Hindu festivals with ancient roots, it represents the triumph of good over evil and honours the eternal love of Lord Krishna and Radha. This year, Holi will be celebrated on the 8th of March, coinciding with the full moon day of the Phalguna month in the Hindu calendar. Read the article further to know the correct date of Holi 2023 celebration.

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Holi 2023 Date and Time

In 2023, India will celebrate Holi on the 8th of March, which is a Wednesday, and the day before, on the 7th of March, Tuesday, people will observe Holika Dahan or Choti Holi. This Hindu festival takes place on the full moon day (Purnima) of the Phalguna month according to the Hindu calendar, which usually falls in February or March in the Gregorian calendar.

Holi is a two-day festival, with the first day being celebrated as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi, and the second day being known as Rangwali Holi, Dhulandi, or Phagwah. As per Drik Panchang, the Purnima Tithi will begin at 4:17 PM on March 06, 2023, and end at 06:09 PM on March 07, 2023.

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Holi: Brief History and Celebration

Holi, a Hindu festival, has its origins in mythology and is associated with the legend of Prahlad and Hiranyakashipu. Prahlad was a devoted follower of Lord Vishnu, but his father, Hiranyakashipu, was a demon who disapproved of his son’s religious beliefs. Hiranyakashipu attempted to kill Prahlad several times but to no avail. Eventually, Holika, Hiranyakashipu’s sister, helped him to trap Prahlad in a fire, but Prahlad emerged unscathed, thanks to Lord Vishnu’s blessings, while Holika was burned to death. The first day of Holi, called Holika Dahan, is celebrated with a bonfire to symbolize the triumph of good over evil.

The second day of Holi is a joyous celebration of colours and water. People smear each other with coloured powder, throw water balloons, and spray coloured water while indulging in delicious food and sweets. The festival promotes unity, love, and happiness, and encourages people to forget their differences and come together in celebration.

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