Holi 2024 Date, When is Holika Dahan?

Holi 2024 will be celebrated on 25th of March, while the dare of holika dahan is 24 March. It is one of the most awaited and popular festivals of India.

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Holi is celebrated as Dol Purnima or Dol Jatra in Odisha and West Bengal.

Holi 2024 Overview

FestivalHoli Festival
DateMarch 25
Also Known asRangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Choti Holi, Dhulandi

Is Holi a Public Holiday?

Holi is a public holiday for all the universities, colleges, schools, banks, offices, and other institutions.

The rituals of Holika Dahan will be performed on 24th March a day before people celebrate rangwali holi. In the southern part of the country, Holika Dahan is also known as Kama Dahanam.

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Holi 2024 Shubh Muhurat

Purnima Tithi startsMarch 24, 9:54 AM
Purnima Tithi endsMarch 25, 12:29 PM
Holika Dahan Date24th March (it is also being performed on 6th March in few places)
Holika Dahan Muhurat11:13 PM to 12:27 AM
Holika Dahan Duration 01 Hour 24 Mins
Rangwali Holi Date25th March

Holika Dahan 2024 Celebration

Indian festivals are unique in the world and can be celebrated with family at home. Where Holi is a festival of colours, Holika Dahan symbolizes the victory of good over evil.  Choti Holi and Holika Dahan are celebrated a day prior to the Rangwali Holi. The Holi bonfire is lit on this day after sunset.

People collect woods and bonfire items in community centers, parks, near the temples and at other open spaces. However, knowing the right muhurat for Holika Dahan is essential.

As per the Hindu scriptures, the worship and lighting of the bonfires strictly needs to be performed for a specific period of time after the sunset on Purnima Tithi. Genuinely, the Holika Dahan rituals should be performed during the fortunate occasion of Pradosh Kaal.

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Celebrations of Holi in 2024

On this Hindu festival of colours, people love throwing of water balloons and colored powder on the streets, which makes it India’s most vivid and blissful festival. On the eve of Holi, large pyres are lit which means the burning of evil spirits. People throw dried leaves, wood and twig in order to perform the ritual.

The entire streets of the towns become colorful as people throw colored powder on each other and into the air. People also splash water on each other and balloons filled with colored water are hurled from the rooftops during celebration.

Later, families gather to enjoy festive meals like Gujiya, Moong Dal Kachori, Alu Papad, Besan ke barfi, Gulab jamun, Papdi chat, Maalpua etc.

Holi Puja Vidhi

It is considered that fears can be easily conquered by doing Holika Puja on Holi. The Puja confers wealth, prosperity, and power. According to the religious books, Holika Puja must be done before Holika Dahan.

Puja Samagri for Holi

  • Water
  • Unbroken Rice also called as Akshat
  • Beads made of cow dung
  • Roli
  • Dhoop
  • Agarbatti
  • Raw cotton thread
  • Flowers
  • Unbroken Moong lentil
  • Turmeric pieces
  • Batasha
  • Coconut
  • Gulal powder
  • Fully grown grains of wheat and gram

Holi Puja Vidhi

  • You need to keep all puja samagri in a plate accompanied with a water pot. Go to the puja place and sit by facing the East or the North. Don’t forget to sprinkle water on puja thali and yourself.
  • Now you need to take Sankalp after taking the Akshat, water, rice and money in your right hand.
  • Remember Lord Ganesha after keeping rice and flower in your right hand.
  • Upon worshipping Lorn Ganesh, you need to remember Goddess Ambika, Lord Narasimha, and devotee Prahlada.
  • Now stand in front of Holi and request god and goddess to fulfill all your wishes.
  • Further you need to offer rice, agarbatti, dhoop flower, turmeric pieces, unbreakable Moong lentil, Bharbholiye, and coconut to Holika. Holika is burnt thereafter.


Holi is a popular Hindu festivals observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and others.

Holi is a national holiday in India and Nepal. The festival is also observed as a regional holiday in many other countries.

Similar to Holika Dahan, Kama Dahanam is also celebrated in some parts of India where the festival of colours is broadly recognized as Rangapanchami.

Holi is also known as Phaguwa in few parts of Bihar. It is celebrated as Panguni Uthiram in Tamil Nadu, Pali in Uttar Pradesh, Dol Purnima, Dol Jatra, or the Swing Festival in West Bengal, and Kama Purnima/ Kamuni Punnami or Jajiri in Telugu.

The first day of Holi is celebrated as Holika Dahad, while the following day is Dhulandi (Rangwali Holi).

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Holi in 2024?

It will be celebrated on 25th March 2024.

Is Holi a public holiday?

Yes, Holi is a public holiday.

Who killed Holika?

Holika was killed by Lord Vishnu’s miracle in order to save Prahlad.

What is the best muhurat for Holika Dahan?

The best muhurat for Holika Dahan is from Evening 6:24 to 8:51, 7th March. However, in some parts of the country, it is also being performed on 6th of Marcg.

Is Holi and Dhuleti same?

Holi is a two-day festival in Gujarat. On first day in evening, people light the bonfire and on the second day they celebrate the festival of colour or Dhuleti.

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