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Holi in 2017 - Holi 2017 Date

Last Updated: 1/23/2017 3:29:43 PM

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Festival of vivid colors Holi will be celebrated on March 13, 2017. This day is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm by the people of India. According to the Hindu Calendar, this occasion is celebrated on the full moon day of Phalguna month. It is enjoyed to celebrate the victory of good over evil. The festival of Holi is said to be the festival of colours. Let’s know more about this festival...

Legends Behind Holi

Mammoth of legends and stories are associated with festival Holi. One great story is about Bhakta Prahlada. Hindu Festival Holi reminds the devotion of Bhakta Prahlada, a young child, towards Lord Vishnu. Bhakta Prahlada was the son of Hiranyakashipu and a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. Devotion of Bhakta Prahlada towards Lord Vishnu made him enemy of his father. Asur swami (king of demons) Hiranyakashipu never wanted his son to worship or remember Lord Vishnu, but he failed many times and couldn’t rupture the devotion of Bhakta Prahlada. Finally ogress sister Holika made Hiranyakashipu believe that she could finish up Bhakta Prahlada with the help of her gifted cloth which would make her fire resistant. With this intention, Hiranyakashipu ordered Prahlada to sit on pyre on lap of Holika. But, destiny had decided something else, devotee Prahlada was unharmed with the provided protection of lord Vishnu, and Holika was died on fire, which symbolized the triumph of good over evil. This day became famous with a festival named “Holika Dahan”. And the next day people relish in “Dhuleti”-rubbing and spreading colors on each other. People of Vrindavan and Mathura cities celebrate Holi with a grand touch till 16 days. They believe that festival Holi remarks the eternal and essence love of Radha Krishna, and adoration of Gopis towards lord Krishna.

Celebration of Holi

Festival Holi in 2017, unlike every year, will be celebrated on March 13 with immense pleasure. Just one echo “HAPPY HOLI’’ you will hear throughout the day. You will see your surrounding utmost colorful with colors of Holi. Red, Pink, Dark Blue, Green and Yellow colors are abundantly used in festival Holi. Holi 2017 will also be convivial occasion for children, as they will get great freedom of throwing water balloons on person walking on streets. Malpua, Gujiya, varieties of sweets and namkeen will make once again Holi perfect. Everyone will enjoy eating tasty and mouth-watering foods on this festival.

We at AstroCAMP wish you a very Happy Holi ! May you celebrate this Holi with mammoth of revelries and with cosmic colors! May Almighty bless you all the colors of life, colors of joy, colors of happiness, colors of friendship, colors of love and all other colors to make your life colorful! Happy Holi. In the festive season of Holi, get involved in playing with colors and eating tasty delicacies. Take out all the negativities out of your heart and enjoy holi with pure heart.

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