Dates for Holi Festival in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022

Indian women throwing colored Holi powder
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Holi,  the Hindu  'Festival of Colors' is an auspicious occasion in the Hindu Calendar It is widely celebrated as a festival across India and around the world. 

Holi or 'Phagwah' is the most colorful festival celebrated by the Hindus. It is celebrated as harvest festival as well as a welcome festival for the spring season in India and a farewell to winter. The festival lasts for a day and a night and starts on the evening of the full moon in the month of Phalgun in the Hindu calendar--which lies between the end of February and the middle of March in the Gregorian calendar.


The festivities include people smearing colored powder called 'gula,l' or colored water on each other, and drenching one another with squirt pistols and water balloons. Everyone is considered fair game, old and young, friend and stranger, rich and poor alike. It is a very raucous and joyful celebration. 

Here are the dates for the Festival in 2017 to 2022: 

  • 2017: Monday, March 13
  • 2018: Friday, March 2
  • 2019: Thursday, March 21
  • 2020: Tuesday, March 10
  • 2021: Monday, March 29
  • 2022:  Friday, March 18