Holi 2019: Dates, history, significance and other details
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Holi 2019: Dates, history, significance and other details

This year the festival of colours will be celebrated on March 20 and March 21. The festival is celebrated all across the country and is the most celebrated festival of all time. The festival is not only about playing with water and colours but it is also a festival of togetherness.

The food lovers also have a bliss time as there is traditional Holi food that is available around this time of the year.  Gujiyaas, Bhaang, colours along with good music make this festival enjoyable with your loved ones.

So before we get into the festive moods, let’s look at the date, history, significance and everything about the festival of colours.

Holi 2019 date

Dhulandi Holi or Holi will be celebrated on March 21. The day is celebrated by playing with water and colours with your loved ones and also by eating delicious dishes in the evening. In some parts, Holika Dahan that is held a day before Holi and this year it will be celebrated on March 20.

Rangwali Holi- 21 March

Purnima Tithi begins: 10:44 on March 20

Purnima Tithi ends: 7:12 on March 21

The festival of colour is celebrated differently in different ways all across the country.

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Phoolon wali Holi

In Vrindavan and Mathura, the festival is a week-long celebration that begins with Phoolan wali Holi wherein people play with flowers instead of colours and shower them inside the temples located in the town of Uttar Pradesh.

Lathmar Holi

The village of Nandgaon and Barsana plays the Lathmar Holi. It is celebrated by women beating up men using a long wooden stick called Lath.

In Barsana, the lathmar Holi will be played on March 16 and on the other hand in Nandgaon, it will be played on March 17 this year.

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