Holi 2024: When is Holi? Know Date, Time, and Rituals

Celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colours! Get details on date, time & rituals for Holika Dahan & Holi 2024.

Holi is one of the most joyous festivals celebrated in India. It holds a special significance in Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism). The festival begins with Vasant Panchami, when the fields are lush green and the Palash trees bloom with red flowers. People of all ages dance to the tunes of drums, immersing themselves in music, dance, and colours.

According to the Hindu calendar, Holi is celebrated on the Pratipada tithi (first day) of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Chaitra. Holika Dahan takes place on the Falgun Purnima. 

After Holika Dahan, people celebrate Holi with great joy and enthusiasm. They forget their differences and embrace each other with love and laughter. They play with colours, and water, and enjoy delicious delicacies like Gujiya, Chips, Dahi Vada, Thandai, and Malpua.

Holi is a time to celebrate the arrival of spring, the victory of good over evil, and the triumph of love over hatred. It is a time to come together with family and friends, forget all your worries, and simply enjoy the moment.

So let’s find out in this VAMA blog when Holi will be celebrated this year and what is the auspicious time for this festival.

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Holika Dahan Timings 2024

This year, the Holi festival will be celebrated on March 24, 2024. The auspicious time for Holika Dahan on this day is from 11:13 PM to 12:27 AM.

Holika Dahan Puja Rituals

  • On the day of Holika Dahan, take a bath before performing the puja.
  • After that, burn all of the woods you have collected for the Holika Dahan.
  • Following this, commence the Holika Dahan puja.
  • For the puja materials, keep roli, flowers, flower garland, raw thread, jaggery, moong (green gram), sugar candy, coloured powder, coconut, 5 to 7 types of grains, raw wheat or gram stalks, and water in a pot.
  • Perform the puja with all these worship materials following the complete procedure and offer sweets and fruits.
  • Along with the Holika puja, also perform the puja of Lord Narasimha with the appropriate rituals.
  • Finally, move around the Holika’s effigy seven times.

Holi 2024 Date and Time

This year, Holi will be celebrated on March 25, 2024. The Falgun Purnima falls on the morning around 09:45 AM of March 24 and lasts until the next day, March 25, until 12:29 PM.

People observe fasts and also worship Lord Vishnu on this day. In Hinduism, Falgun Purnima holds special significance.

On the day of Holi, the worship of Lord Shri Satyanarayan is of special importance as he is considered one of the forms of Lord Vishnu.

Narrating the story of Satyanarayan on this day brings the blessing of good fortune, and the home remains filled with happiness and prosperity.

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