When Is Holi Exactly? From Date To Time, Here’s All About The Festival

What is the correct date of Holi 2024? Get to know all about the date and time here.

by Shreya Ghosh
When Is Holi Exactly? From Date To Time, Here’s All About The Festival

India celebrates beautiful festivals all around the year. Be it Durga Puja in West Bengal, Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra, or Holi across the country, one of the best parts about India is its rich diversity and how people of different regions love celebrating their traditions. Read on to know the exact date for Holi 2024.

What Is The Date of Holi This Year?

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Ever since the beginning of the year, there has been confusion among people about the exact date of Holi 2024. Is the auspicious day falling on March 24 or March 25? How can it be on March 24 if we are getting a long weekend with a public holiday on Monday? Too much confusion and questions, right? Well, here we are to share answers to all such doubts.

This year, the glorious festival will be celebrated on March 25. It is on Monday and hence the opportunity to enjoy a 3-day long weekend. Just like every other year, this grand Indian festival signifies the arrival of the spring season and marks the end of the winter season. It is celebrated on the Hindu lunisolar calendar month’s last full moon day.

The auspicious rituals of the festival and its puja are celebrated within a specific time. Many of us know, Indians celebrate Holi on the full moon day of Phalgun month of the Hindu calendar. After the Purnima Tithi starts and before it ends, all the rituals and traditions are performed. This year, the sacred Purnima Tithi is going to start on March 24 at 9:54 AM. It is going to end on March 25 at 12:29 PM.

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And What About The Other Occasions?

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Holi is not just about playing with colours on the main day. As a part of rituals, there are different traditions to celebrate before the day of the festival. Devotees begin the festivities with Choti Holi. Celebrated on the first day, it is falling on March 24 this year. People come together to build bonfires and perform rituals on the Choti Holi eve. Devotees will then celebrate Badi Holi on March 25 this year.

Also read: This Holi, Stir Up Some Fun With These 10 Festive Cocktail Recipes!

Are you excited to celebrate Holi with loads of vibrant colours?

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