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Holi Dates: When is Holi in 2021, 2022 and 2023?
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Holi Dates: When is Holi in 2021, 2022 and 2023?

The date of Holi is based on the Hindu lunar calendar and is different every year in India. In most of the country, Holi is celebrated at the end of winter, around the full moon in March. On the full moon night (Holi eve), large bonfires are lit to mark the occasion and to burn evil spirits. This is known as Holika Dahan. In 2021, Holi is on March 29, with Holika Dahan on March 28. In 2022, Holi is on March 18, with Holika Dahan on March 17. In 2023, Holi is on March 8, with Holika Dahan on March 7. However, in the states of West Bengal and Odisha, the Holi festival is celebrated as Dol Jatra or Dol Purnima, on the same day as Holika Dahan. Similar to Holi, the Dol Jatra celebrations are dedicated to Lord Krishna. However, the mythology is different. Holi Dates...