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Holi in India

Holi (Dolyatra, Doul Jatra, Basanta-Utsav) is the Hindu festival colors that celebrates the triumph of good over evil, good harvest, and fertility. It usually falls in the later part of February or March.

Is Holi a Public Holiday?

Holi is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Holi is a time when everyone throws off the gloom of winter and rejoices in the colors and liveliness of spring.

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About Holi

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Holi Observances

Note: Individuals can take a limited number of restricted holidays but government offices and most businesses remain open. This system gives individuals the flexibility to take time off to celebrate a holiday within India's vast religious and cultural society.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016ThuMar 24HoliRestricted Holiday
2017MonMar 13HoliRestricted Holiday
2018FriMar 2HoliRestricted Holiday
2019ThuMar 21HoliRestricted Holiday
2020TueMar 10HoliGazetted Holiday
2021MonMar 29HoliGazetted Holiday
2022FriMar 18HoliGazetted Holiday
2023WedMar 8HoliGazetted Holiday
2024MonMar 25HoliGazetted Holiday
2025FriMar 14HoliGazetted Holiday
2026WedMar 4HoliGazetted Holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.