Holika Dahan / Holi
Holika Dahan, the first day of the 2021 celebration, is observed on the full moon day of Hindu month Falgun. On the next day, festival of colors (also known as Dhulendi, Dhulandi, and Dhuli) is celebrated. Celebration of Holi marks the victory of good over evil.
The Festival Of Colors
Holi–the festival of colors–also known as Vasant Utsav, falls on the Pratipada during dark half (Krishna Paksha) of the Chaitra Month as per Hindu Calendar. If the Pratipada is falling on two days then the first day is considered as the day of Dhulandi (Vasantotsav or Holi). Holi is also celebrated as the arrival of spring season by taking inspiration from the colors. This festival is also known as Dhulandi, a name popular in the state of Haryana.
Description of Holi can be found since ancient times. In Hampi, capital of Vijayanagara kingdom, a 16th century caricature of this festival had been found. Similarly, a 300 BC inscription describing Holi had been found at Ramgarh near Vindhya hills.