When is Holi 2022? Date, meaning behind Hindu Festival of Colours

Thursday, March 17, 2022
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The Hindu Festival of Colours has a rich history. The celebration of Holi has a long and colorful history. It originated in India and spread throughout the subcontinent and to the Western world. The main ritual that is part of the festival is the colourful powder and water fight called Holi. The powder and water are usually spread on people's faces with Pichkaris. The colorful clothes worn during the Holi celebrations are made of a variety of different colours. The festival is observed every year on the 18th March. The Holi Purnima tithi will start at 01:29 PM on March 17‚ 2022 and end at 12:47 PM on Mar 18‚ 2022. During the Holi celebration‚ Indians play with powder colour and light bonfires. The festival has gained worldwide popularity for its colourful‚ flamboyant ritual of throwing coloured powder over friends and family. Holi is celebrated with great zeal in various parts of India. During the festival‚ a bonfire is lit in the evening of the first day. In the afternoon‚ people spread coloured water on one another and apply colour to each other. This is a fun way to celebrate the Holi festival. In the northern part of the country‚ the celebration is held in temples.