Looking for when is Holika Dahan (होलिका दहन) in 2016?
If yes, you have come to the right place. Holika Dahan (होलिका दहन) in 2016 will be observed on Wednesday, 23rd March.
As per Hindu Calender, the festival of Holika Dahan (होलिका दहन) falls on the night before Full moon day (Poornima) of Phalguna month.
Holika Dahan (होलिका दहन), popularly known as ‘Chhoti Holi’, is a Hindu festival which is usually observed in the month of February or March. However, Holika Dhahan (होलिका दहन) in 2016 will be observed on Wednesday, 23rd March. The festival celebrates the death of Holika in order to save Prahlad. Holi is a two day festival where the eve of Holi is known as Holika Dahan (होलिका दहन) or Holika. On this day The fire burnt symbolizes the victory of Good over evil. The second day of Holi marks the beginning of Spring season, which is why it is also referred as the ‘Spring Festival of India’. Holi is primarily observed in India but is celebrated in all Hindu communities all over the world.
Despite being a Hindu festival, it is now been celebrated by other religion and communities as well. The main attraction of the festival are lots of colors, fun and fervor. The dates of the Holi festival vary every year because of the fact that it is based on Hindu Calender and Hindu calenders are based on the Solar cycle. It is one of India’s most joyous and fun-filled festival which promotes the message of equality and brotherhood.