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Rangwali Holi

Rangwali Holi, also known as Dhulandi or the festival of colors, is a vibrant and joyous celebration observed during the Hindu festival of Holi in India. It is primarily associated with the throwing of colored powders and water on one another. Here is the origin and history of Rangwali Holi in India:

  1. Ancient Roots: The festival of Holi has ancient roots and is believed to have originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is associated with various mythological and historical events.

  2. Mythological Significance: One of the most popular legends associated with Holi is the story of Prahlada and Holika. According to Hindu mythology, Prahlada, a devotee of Lord Vishnu, was protected from the evil intentions of his father, King Hiranyakashipu, by Lord Vishnu. Holika, the sister of King Hiranyakashipu, was burned to ashes while trying to harm Prahlada with the help of a boon. Holi is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil.

  3. Historical Significance: Holi also holds historical significance. It is believed to have been celebrated since ancient times as a festival marking the arrival of spring, the season of colors and abundance. It symbolizes the renewal of life, the end of winter, and the onset of a new agricultural season.

  4. Celebration of Love and Brotherhood: Holi is known for breaking social barriers and promoting unity and brotherhood. It is a day when people come together, forgetting differences of caste, creed, and social status, and celebrate with joy and enthusiasm. The throwing of colors during Rangwali Holi is seen as a way to bridge gaps and create a sense of togetherness.

  5. The Tradition of Rangwali Holi: Rangwali Holi, or the playful throwing of colored powders and water, is a prominent aspect of the festival. People smear each other's faces with vibrant colored powders known as gulal and drench one another with water using water guns and water-filled balloons. The atmosphere is filled with laughter, music, and dancing.

  6. Regional Variations: Rangwali Holi is celebrated with unique customs and traditions across different regions of India. For example, in Mathura and Vrindavan, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, Holi is celebrated with great fervor, including special cultural performances and processions. In other regions, like Gujarat and Rajasthan, Holi is marked by traditional folk dances, music, and local customs.

Rangwali Holi, with its exuberant colors and playful spirit, is a celebration of joy, love, and the triumph of good over evil. It brings people together, encourages camaraderie, and spreads happiness and positivity. It is a time when people let go of inhibitions and embrace the spirit of fun and unity.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Monday Mar 25, 2024 Rangwali Holi 1 month from now
2025 Friday Mar 14, 2025 Rangwali Holi 1 year from now
2026 Tuesday Mar 3, 2026 Rangwali Holi 2 years from now
2027 Monday Mar 22, 2027 Rangwali Holi 3 years from now
2028 Saturday Mar 11, 2028 Rangwali Holi 4 years from now
2029 Thursday Mar 1, 2029 Rangwali Holi 5 years from now
2030 Wednesday Mar 20, 2030 Rangwali Holi 6 years from now
2031 Sunday Mar 9, 2031 Rangwali Holi 7 years from now
2032 Saturday Mar 27, 2032 Rangwali Holi 8 years from now
2033 Wednesday Mar 16, 2033 Rangwali Holi 9 years from now
2034 Sunday Mar 5, 2034 Rangwali Holi 10 years from now
2035 Saturday Mar 24, 2035 Rangwali Holi 11 years from now
2036 Wednesday Mar 12, 2036 Rangwali Holi 12 years from now
2037 Monday Mar 2, 2037 Rangwali Holi 13 years from now
2038 Sunday Mar 21, 2038 Rangwali Holi 14 years from now
2039 Friday Mar 11, 2039 Rangwali Holi 15 years from now
2023 Wednesday Mar 8, 2023 Rangwali Holi 11 months ago
2022 Friday Mar 18, 2022 Rangwali Holi 1 year ago
2021 Monday Mar 29, 2021 Rangwali Holi 2 years ago
2020 Tuesday Mar 10, 2020 Rangwali Holi 3 years ago
2019 Thursday Mar 21, 2019 Rangwali Holi 4 years ago
The festivity dates listed in the table above have been prepared with the greatest possible care and to the best of our knowledge. If you find any bugs, please let us know using below the feedback form. Thanks very much.

Notice, in particular, conversion from the other calendar to the Gregorian calendar, there may be discrepancies.


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