Holi will be celebrated this year on 8th March 2023 in India and across the world. The Hindu festival has gained a worldwide popularity over the years due to the fun way in which it is played. Even the people who do not see eye to eye are said to high each other and celebrate Holi together on this occasion that brings everyone closer. Here we have covered everything you need to know about Holi 2023, including the date, time, ritual, muhurat, significance, types of celebrations across the world and much more.
Holi 2023 Date and Time
Holi 2023 will be celebrated on 8th March 2023 across the world. Holika Dahan will be observed on 7th March 2023 on the eve of Holi. It is a representation of victory of good over evil. There is a tale that states that Lord Vishnu protected his devotee Prahalda from the evils, and since then, the day has been celebrated as Holika Dahan. On the other hand, Holi is celebrated to honour the love of Lord Krishna and Radha.
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Why is Holi Celebrated?
Holi is celebrated to spread the message of positivity, friendship and love in the world. The festival was started in the ancient times to celebrate and honour the love of Lord Krishna and his lover Radha. Their love story is still considered one of the most pious bonds in the history of Hinduism. There is also a tale of Prahald and Hrinayakashyap, which is the cause behind the celebration of Holika Dahan. It is said that Lord Vishnu saved his devotee Prahald from the clutches of evil king Hrinayakahsyap on the eve of Holi.
How is Holi Celebrated Across the World?
Holi is festival of colours that is traditionally celebrated by playing with colours with each other. However, over the time, the festival of Holi and its celebration across the world has evolved quite significantly, and you can celebrate Holi in a variety of different ways. Below are all the ways in which Holi is celebrated across the world through various means:
- People using colours to play with each other
- Family and friends prepare delicacies and share them with each other
- Holi, inspired from the the Spanish festival Tomatina which is played with Tomatoes
- Drinking ‘Bhang’ with each other and dancing on songs
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Holi 2023 Muhurat and the Date Significance
The Hindu lunisolar calendar’s first month is when Holi is observed. However the precise day depends on the moon cycle. According to the Gregorian calendar, the day often falls in March, but it can also happen in late February.
This year, Holika Dahan will take place on March 7, while Holi will be observed on March 8. The Purnima tithi, according to Drik Panchang, starts at 4:17 PM on March 7 and ends at 6:09 PM on March 8.
Holi 2023 FAQs
1- When is Holi 2023?
Holi will be celebrated on 8th March 2023, while the Holika Dahan will be observed on 7th March 2023.
2- The Braj region celebrated Holi for how many days?
The birthplace of Lord Krishna, the Braj region celebrated Holi for a period of 15 days in a grand style.
3- What is the muhurat of Holi according to Hinduism?
The festival of Holi is observed in the month of Phalguna, and the day on which the Holia Dahan is celebrated should be a Purnima or full moon day.